“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench, even if there is plenty of room at both ends.”-unknown
Valentine’s Day, February 14 – trivia
Approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in the US. This is the busiest card sending time of the year next to Christmas
85% of cards purchased are by women
1 out of every 5 cards go to parents
About 3% of cards are given to pets
The popularity of Valentine’s Day cards in order-teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts, and pets
Valentines Day and Mothers Day are the two biggest days for giving flowers, with 50 million roses given on Valentines Day, each year.
Those who buy roses are 73% men and 27%, women
Men lead the way by buying most of the millions of flowers and boxes of candy for Valentines Day
The first Valentines Day candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the 1800s
Word of the week-kerfuffle-(noun)-a to-do or fuss, a disturbance or commotion usually caused by a dispute or conflict. synonyms-brouhaha, disorder, commotion, unrest, controversy, agitation.
Words that rhyme or nearly rhyme-duffle, muffle, shuffle, ruffle, scuffle, truffle, bustle, rustle, puzzle, struggle.
Imagine the kerfuffle if the roses didn’t bloom
Woebegone moments and doom and gloom
Imagine the fuss if the candy box is empty
Even the gigglesnorters become a bit testy
Imagine a winged creature called cupid
His lack of attire doesn’t seem well-suited
Imagine a life without love and romance
There’d be no reason for the stars to dance
Imagine February without Valentines Day
There’d be no ado about a month made gay
Imagine seeing those long-awaited smiles
This life on earth a trove of worthwhiles
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