Tuesday Chatter Weekly – February 12, 2018


“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


Tuesdays are Meet and Greet at the café


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Hello, I am the author of the Historical Fiction Novel called Mamie Garrision. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War.


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  28 comments for “Tuesday Chatter Weekly – February 12, 2018

  1. 02/12/2018 at 2:22 pm

    And ther only practic purpose to ensure the business world an extras revenue!
    I haven’t purchased one single valentine card in my entire life time, and I don’t intend to start now. ‘Black Friday’ is another such gimmick!

    Liked by 2 people

    • 02/12/2018 at 3:26 pm

      Yes, Valentines Day is another festive day taken over by commercialism. I used to find some deals on Black Friday, but, not so much now.


  2. 02/12/2018 at 3:19 pm

    Such a beautiful writing and quote you selected…“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench, even if there is plenty of room at both ends.”-unknown

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 02/12/2018 at 4:07 pm


    You inspired me with your word choice and rhyming words to create a piece of poetry but I’ll warn you I’m not quite as clever as you. Anywho, watch for it in tomorrow’s post. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • 02/12/2018 at 9:08 pm

      I look forward to it, Cathy. I believe you are a lot more clever then you think. Your blog is outstanding!

      Liked by 1 person

      • 02/13/2018 at 6:55 am


        You’re very, very kind. Thank you! My post is live now, so feel free to join in anytime. 😉 Have a blessed day!!


  4. 02/12/2018 at 8:09 pm

    Hey Eugenia, Namaste 🙂

    I get the feeling you are a die-hard romantic at heart 🙂 How sad it would be if roses never bloomed.

    You are a wordsmith: to have used the words – kerfuffle, woebegone, gigglesnorters – in one poem.

    Happy Valentines Eugenia.

    Namaste 🙂


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  5. 02/12/2018 at 10:56 pm

    I buy nothing on Valentine’s any more, being without an S.O. , since 2011. Nonetheless, I love many women, and I show this day to day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 02/13/2018 at 11:35 am

      My hubby and I don’t make a big deal out of Valentines Day. We go out for a nice dinner and enjoy each other. 🤩

      Liked by 1 person

  6. 02/13/2018 at 1:08 am

    I do like the positivity in your poem, Eugenia. No ‘woebegone moments’.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. 02/13/2018 at 11:36 am

    Wow I never knew that cards were given to pets hahaha This was fun Franci! I really like your word each Tuesday chatter as well!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 02/13/2018 at 11:53 am

      Can you believe people give cards to their pets! But then, our pets are our fur kids. I would give my pet a treat or a toy rather than a card. I’m glad you like the word of the week on TC. I feel we can all learn from it and I have fun at the same time.

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      • 02/13/2018 at 3:00 pm

        Yes learning for sure!! Yes I would give a treat or toy as well !


  8. Davy D
    02/13/2018 at 12:57 pm

    Loved the facts about Valentines Day and your poem with the prompt kerfuffle Eugenia. I think we can be resourceful and get beyond the commercialism, but still celebrate a day dedicated to love. There is nothing better than writing a poem to a loved one, especially verses with some gigglesnorts in.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 02/13/2018 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Davy and I’m glad you enjoyed my post. I note that Grammarly doesn’t understand some of my unique words. I can understand that the word gigglesnorters is not in their dictionary, but kerfuffle should be. I find I have to check Grammarly more than it checks me! lol

      Liked by 1 person

      • Davy D
        02/14/2018 at 7:14 am

        I think it is the task of the writer to create new words Eugenia and gigglesnorter is a great one 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  9. 02/13/2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you,for offering me some wonderful poetry resources. Happy Valentines Day Eugenia

    Liked by 1 person

  10. 02/13/2018 at 11:00 pm

    This gigglesnorter would be way more than a bit testy if the candy box was empty! I hope nobody tells Teddy and Jack that some pets get Valentine’s Day cards.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 02/14/2018 at 10:58 am

      Yes, an empty candy box shouldn’t even be an option! My catkid would probably try to eat the card,


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