Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day

Most of us know that today is Valentine’s Day (technically Saint Valentine’s Day, but that name is popularly shortened).  And many of us here in the United States have read about the infamous Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, when on this date in 1929, gangs led by Al Capone and Bugs Moran clashed in Chicago, killing seven people.  And I heard a fact on the radio the other day that the group of people who receive the most Valentine’s Day cards are teachers.

And that has really become the spirit of this day – the giving of cards, as well as candy.  That tradition dates back to the 1800s in Great   Britain, and in 1847 it spread to the United States when Esther Howland created her home-based Valentine’s Day card business in Worcester, Massachusetts.  It’s estimated today that more than one billion cards are sent on this day worldwide, ranking second to only Christmas.  That’s a lot.  So weather you send a card or flowers or candy, or you receive them, enjoy this day, and enjoy that special person in your life!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (coming soon!)

Nathan Hale

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