February 3, 2009

Valentine’s day

Filed under: humor — unwriter1 @ 10:22 am
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Valentines day is just around the corner. Everyone thinks it’s for lovers, but it is much more than that. I’ll go into that in a bit but first I want to share some inside information. As most of you know, I work with a lot of kritters. Because of that, I was allowed, one time, to share a few tidbits.Cupid and the Easter bunny share a house. I was given a virtual tour a while back. I’m sorry but I’m not allowed to say where their house is. In the basement, Cupid practices his arrow shooting. Every once in a while, he misses and hits some of the soon to be Easter eggs. That is why some of the eggs seem out of place with romantic saying on them. It doesn’t happen often but every once in a while you’ll find one. Cupid on the other hand, borrows some of Easter bunny’s tricks for hiding Valentines gifts. He does leave subtle hints though, like, “DON’T SIT IN THAT CHAIR” or “Stay out of the refrigerator until Val, er, the 14th of Febuary”. When Giorgio and Horace aren’t practicing for their one-day of yearly fame, they just chill in front of the television. Horace bunny hates his name. He figures mom must have gotten some tainted carrots the day she named him. So please, only call him Mr. Bunny or the Easter bunny. Anyway, you can usually find these two chugging carrot juice and munching chocolate while arguing over the remote. Giorgio, as would be expected, sits with a large industrial sized box of tissues as he watches sappy love stories. Mr. Bunny on the other hand prefers mysteries and comedies. Who would guess?

Life at home was rather placid until the year of the great draught. A couple of the local elves (Elmer and Ellis), were tending their clover field and noticed that not one single one had four leaves. They did the same thing as always, by using their special fertilizer, but this year it just did not work. Oh what were they going to do? They needed these four leaf clovers to keep the St. Patrick’s Rainbow glowing. They contacted Cupid and were invited to come live with them. They could grow their special clovers in the basement (it has a magic ability of expanding to fit the needs). It was a very nice gesture, but have you ever tried to live with an elf? They are a wily bunch to be sure. Cupid kept finding his arrows hidden in egg cartons and clovers look funny with a colored egg in the center. It was beginning to be unbearable until Mrs. Claus came to visit. She had a long talk with Elmer and Ellis. Things calmed down after that. Meanwhile, back at the ranch….

Valentines day is not just for lovers. It’s for family, and friends and strangers that could be friends. Cupid’s arrows will put the love of a brother to a sister, or a father to a child. It’s the shot of puppy love children go through. So this Valentine’s day, buy your love candy and flowers, but don’t forget all the others in your life for this special day is for them also.


  1. Excellent Valentines muse. I share these same thoughts and attitudes with you.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — February 3, 2009 @ 10:30 am | Reply

  2. I always think of Sweetest Day as being for family and friends but we should think of them all year long.

    Comment by Amber — February 3, 2009 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

  3. I loved this story! How wonderful to have
    all of these holiday characters mixed with
    one another.

    Valentine’s Day isn’t always for just
    lovers. Thank you for finally putting
    into words what I have felt for years!

    Comment by (Cindy) — February 3, 2009 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  4. Adorable story! I just KNEW they all lived together somewhere! Perhaps some day you will reveal the whereabouts! Thanks for the cute holiday story!

    Comment by Carol — February 3, 2009 @ 6:48 pm | Reply

  5. Ron,

    I HATE Valentine’s Day. Have disliked it most of my life, and have had nothing but hatred and contempt for the day since 2005. I normally see the “V” word and ignore any post, discussion, or news story about it. Something led me to read yours, though. Thanks. For the first time in 4 years, I smiled about Valentine’s Day.

    Still hate the day. Don’t plan to celebrate it. But at least I was able to smile about it.


    Comment by Lynn McMonigal — February 4, 2009 @ 6:05 am | Reply

  6. What a fun story, Ron! Thanks for that, and I agree that it’s also for more than just lovers.

    Comment by Connie Arnold — February 4, 2009 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  7. Great story, Ron.

    Comment by apb148 — February 9, 2009 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  8. If you don’t write children’s books, you should consider doing so. Then you could read them to Twidget.

    Morgan Mandel

    Comment by Morgan Mandel — February 11, 2009 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  9. Hey Ron, great, funny and wonderful story. Happy Valentines’ Day Ron. You are right. The day isn’t exclusively for sweethearts, although if you watch the advertisements, they try and tell you that it is. Then you have to buy that special someone diamonds or roses. I never received either of those gifts, when I had that special someone. What I do get is love from my kids and you can’t buy that at any store!

    Comment by Terre — February 13, 2009 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

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