Monday, February 14, 2011

A historical Valentine

My friend Sheila Finch pointed this wonderful link out to me yesterday. It's about the earliest known use of the world "Valentine" to describe one's love - occurring in a love letter from Margery Brews and her betrothed John Paston in 1477. They married and their descendants still live in England today, and if you scroll down, you'll find on the right-hand side a place where you can listen to the letter read aloud in the original dialect.

It's just wonderful, so enjoy - and happy Valentine's day!