Some reject it.
Or neglect it.
Shop windows reflect it.
Restaurants celebrate it.
Such as Willow Creek Café.
Sweetheart Supper for Two—
Two 12 oz. Ribeyes.
Baked potato or fries.
Salad bar and roll.
And a chocolate-covered strawberry.
Plus complimentary Willow-Ritas!
All this on February 14th.
Starts at 5 p.m.
Price is $32.99.
For all of that.
The Thing Is has plenty of perfect gifts for her.
So does Lilacs n’Calico.
And Market Square.
And Ranchland Western Wear.
Check out Benjie’s.
They’ll have Valentine cards too.
So will Hinckley’s General Store.
No excuse not to treat your sweet.
Like something sweet from Topaz Confectioners.
Or champagne from Sandstone Cellars Winery.
They even have sweet wine.
Flowers never fail.
The Petal Patch can fix you up.
So can Wild Flowers.
Have them delivered.
Always a nice touch.
Don’t underestimate it.
Saint Valentine has been around since the 2nd Century.
And figures strongly for Christians around the world.
Several Christian martyrs were named Valentine.
But it was Chaucer who linked the name with romantic love.
In 1382, he wrote:
“For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.”
(“For this was on St. Valentine’s Day,
When every bird cometh there to choose his mate.”)
632 years later, nothing has changed.
Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.