On this day after Valentine’s Day, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity spotlight University of Wisconsin Richland Center’s Professor Aharon Zorea’s lastest post Rehabilitating St. Valentine’s Day on his ZoreaNotes — Thoughts & Ideas, Stories & Essays.
My first memories of St. Valentine’s Day were from my kindergarten and first grade classrooms. We cut giant hearts out of red construction paper, we used glue and glitter, and we wrote pretty words of love for our Moms – because we obviously love our mothers. I also remember making dozens and dozens of hand-made valentines (not the big ones, but the smaller hearts) with handwritten notes to each of my classmates, and to my teacher. On Valentine’s Day itself we secretly placed our cards on each desk. Later, the teacher would announce the time for our party and we would share mountains of candy and sing songs and generally laugh and smile and enjoy the happy day. Read more.
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