I got her a card and flowers. We're thinking of seeing a movie today. Maybe 'The Wrestler.'
A couple of interesting tidbits on Christianity Today's 'Christian History' site:
According to tradition, Valentine, a priest in Rome during the reign of Claudius II, is beheaded along the Flaminian Way on Feb. 14, 270. One explanation for Valentine's subsequent relationship to the romantic holiday is this: Claudius, seeking to more easily recruit solders, removed family ties by forbidding marriage. Valentine ignored the order and performed secret marriages -- an act that led to his arrest and execution.
There is also has a good article about Frederick Douglass (whom they call the 'Barack Obama of the early 19th century'), and this great quote by him:
I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.
Ha! He should have had a blog.
Peace out; and in.