Category: valentine’s day


<3 Very Vintage Valentines <3

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be safe out there… <3

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Happy Valentine’s Day! (I Hate You)


“Ev’ry Time I Fall in Love” composed by Gordon Jenkins, 1944.

Today in History, 14th of February 269

Saint Valentine is beaten and tortured by a Roman mob, then beheaded.

Happy Valentines Day!

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A scented lithographed Valentine with images of flowers and Cupid by Eugene Rimmel, which folds out into a hand fan, circa 1860s.

Happy Valentine’s Day, I Hate You

British Army gunner Frank Bracey wrote this letter to his wife in May 1916, World War I, to be opened in the case of his death,

Dearest Win

I am writing just a line Win in case of accidents. Just to let you know how I have always loved you Dear. You are the best little girl on God’s earth have I told you before. But I am writing this because I have a feeling that I shall not come back again. I have most of your letters in this box Dear and I wish you to have them and the cards. You may think I am a bit taped writing this dear but I cannot help it. If I do come back dearest you will never see this letter but I have a strong feeling that I shall never see England again. In case I do pop under the earth I want you to be happy and look out for a worthier chap than your Humble, you have been every thing to me Win. I know your love is mine forever dearest but if I do not come back I wish you the best of happiness and a good husband. I know you told me what you would do for yourself if I did not return but Win for the sake of our love I wish you to be brave, it would be hard for you little girl I know, but do nothing of the kind. My last wish is that you marry a good man and to be happy and to think of your Humble now and then. I felt I must write these few lines Win but whatever happens dear just keep a stout heart and think that your Frank did his bit for the women of this little isle. I expect you will think your Humble crazy but I was never saner than I am now.


Frank Bracey was killed in action three months later.