Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Ryan on February 14, 2014

in Anything Else,Culture,Pop Culture

So, how is your celebration of the martyrdom of St. Valentine going?  Ha!

Perhaps, like the rest of us you took a more secular angle?  Right.

Anyway, there’s nothing like a Hallmark holiday designed to guilt and pressure us into paying a bit more attention to our significant other.  Regardless, we love it!  And why not?  The ladies get their men doting, chocolate goodies, flowers at work, huge teddy bears, intimate dinner plans, etc.  And for showing that us guys care at least as much as we’re supposed to, special-occasion sex is nearly guaranteed!  Sorry if that was a bit blunt, but it is what it is.  Nonetheless, it seems worth the price every time.

Beyond the playful cynicism, if nothing else it is nice to get out and change the routine with a cultural celebration of love in the depths of winter — especially this winter!

So on this day of Love, I found an article revealing some of the love letters from John and Abigail Adams — America’s first love-birds.  The Massachusetts Historical Society has lots more.  They’re great reading filled with 18th Century shmoopiness.  Enjoy!

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