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Valentine memories, Rev J S Stone, 1900
I can remember cleartjr the valentines of thirty-five and forty years ago in England There were two The Rev. Dr. J. S. styles then one Stone of 51. James which might be called Episcopal Church. serious an lhe other grotesque The rivalry between them was keen and finally the comical valentine advanced strongly Into the lead. I remember recelv ing both kinds The serious valentines generally showed a picture of a pair of lovers with a border of flowers around them Then there would be a stanza of poetry or an extract from the writings of some author of the day. The comical valentines were good-natured but crude affairs. The were caricatures coarsely drawn In bright colors but it always was understood that they did not Intend to hurt any one's feelings. The recipient enjoyed them as much as the sender These grotesque missives usually came from bo s. 'Whence the serious ones came I can only conjecture. go 5 Ston. e and the vl entlne receiving w1 h rom 'WJ'itlo a m1ca1 They 'as anyone' The boys. onl Zorty.years t w o a - . . . . , . * . < * ¬ , . . - . > ¬ , ' . > . ' . - . , . ! ) ' . . . ' ' ' . : . . . . ' ' . . ( ' ' ' ) ' " , ' . . . . " ) ' , - ' , & - , -