The Daily Pomme#23

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Or hello and welcome to this extra Pomme. As my sisters have each written short valentine stories thinking that there would be a Pommepetition I decided to do a Valentine themed extra Pomme. Hope you enjoy!

A History of Valentine

As we all know Valentine’s day, Saint Valentine’s day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, as it is also known, is today, the 14th of February. So, I have decided to do a little history so that you will not only leave this Pomme feeling amused but also feeling as if you learnt something.

As you may know Valentine’s day is named after Saint Valentine of Rome. Saint Valentine was imprisoned for preforming wedding ceremonies for soldiers who were at the time forbidden to marry. He was also imprisoned for ministering Christians who had been persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to the legend Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge during his imprisonment. Before his execution on the 14th of February, he sent her a farewell letter signed Your Valentine which is surely where the tradition stems from.

Even though Valentine was alive in the 3rd century (226-269) it wasn’t until the 14th century that February 14th was recognised as a day for celebrating romance, when the tradition of courtly love was born.

It was in 18th century England when it evolved into a slightly more consumerist occasion. Lovers would give each other flowers, confectionary and first started sending cards, known as valentines. since then hand-written valentines have given way to mass-produced factory-made cards.

In Europe keys were given to lovers as a symbol of Romance. surprisingly enough they were also given to children to ward of epilepsy which is also known as Saint Valentine’s Malady.

Or hello and welcome to this extra Pomme. As my sisters have each written short valentine strories thinking that there would be a Pommepetition i decided to do a Valentine themed extra Pomme. Hope you enjoy!

A History of Valentine

As we all know Valentins day, Saint Valentines day or the Feast of Saint Valentine ,as it is also known, is today, the 14th of Febuary. So I have decided to do a little history so that you will not only leave this Pomme feeling amused but also feeling as if you learnt something.

As you may know Valentines day is named after Saint Valentine of Rome. Saint Valentine was imprisoned for preforming wedding ceremonies for soldiers who were at the time forbidden to marry. He was also imprisoned for ministering christians who had been persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to the legend Saint Valentine restored sight to the blind daughter of his judge during his imprisonement. Before his execution on the 14th of Febuary, he sent her a farewell letter signed Your Valentine which is surely where the tradiotion stems from.

Even though Valentine was alive in the 3rd century (226-269) it wasnt until the 14th century that febuary 14th was recognised as a day for celebrating romance, when the tradition of courtly love was born.

It was in 18th century England when it evolved into a slightlymore consumerist occasion. Lovers would give each other flowers, confectionary and first started sending cards, known as Valentines. since then hand written Valentines have given way to mass produced factory made cards.

In europe keys weregiven to lovers as a symbol of Romance. surprisingly enough they were also given to children to ward of epilepsey which is also known as Saint Valentines malady

Stories Galore!

The Annoyingmous Valentine

I was fourteen when I got my first Valentines. It was from “anonymous”. I was very, very annoyed. I thought that I made it very, very, very clear that I hated Valentine’s day, but no? I mean, seriously? Who cares! You get a
Valentine’s card, and basically never speak to that person ever again. But
anyway,got a Valentine’s! I looked at it, thought “Huh, what’s this?” I opened it, and Poof! a weird heart sprung out. It kind of scared me, so I dropped. It landed on a button on the card! I mean, I have the worst luck! It started singing a song that went like this:

River, River, River, River, River, will you be my Valentine’s.

River, River…

Over and over. And over. And over. And over. And over.

Finally, it ended, so I threw it away. Later, that night, at midnight exactly, I could hear the bin groaning and creaking. I was terrified! I opened the lid and loads and loads of confetti sprung out. Clearly, throwing away the stupid Valentine’s pushed yet another button. Just my luck! I groaned and went back to sleep. In the morning, I checked the Valentine’s. As I picked it up, I accidentally pressed yet another button, causing water to fly in my face. As I picked it up, I accidentally pressed yet another button, causing water to fly in my face. Then, out flew a towel and a sponge. What was this cards mission?! I probably should open it. So, I did and a necklace flew out. “hmm”, I thought. Not so bad. Then the necklace bumped against my chest as I put it on, pushing a hidden button on the back. It sang:

River, River, River, River                                                                                              River will you be my Valentine’s                                                                             

The End!

By Ruby Tuesday 🙂  

The Chubby French Bat

Once upon a time there lived a boy called Brock and a girl called Violet. They went to the college every day. As time passed Brock gave Violet a valentine’s card. And Violet read the card and felt embarrassed. time passed, but not very much and Lola, her big sister started making fun of Violet and called Brock a Chubby French Bat.

After a year of calling Brock a Chubby French Bat everyone started doing it. But one night he turned into a French bat who was slightly on the chubby side. So, they never actually got to it so that was the end of the Chubby French Bat. It rimes so it must be true.

P.S. I love Brocks moustache.

By Olivia Jumelle

YOU

If you travel back many years ago

You’ll see a boy and girl you knew

The boy was an Aussie giving London a go

And the girl, well she was you

She was smart, with a heart of gold

She was tough and passionate too

Any chance she could be controlled?

No way, she was you

He fell in love, it’s an age-old tale

And you know this much is true

He couldn’t fight it, he would only fail

Because the girl was you

He had some doubts, I will not lie

But he worked out just what to do

And he never again asked how or why

You don’t, with someone like you

If you look around today with your eyes

You’ll see them both, those two

He looks like a man who won the big prize

And the woman, well she is you

Life moves pretty fast, or so they say

And now they are way more than two

But he stops and looks around each day

And still, he sees only you

The more things change they stay the same

Their world is both old and new

Nothing has put out loves burning flame

It can’t, because always there’s you

If you travel forward many years from now

You’ll see a man and wife, you know who

He’ll tell you his life was great because somehow

He got to spend it with you

They’re older of course, their love still strong

After the joys of life they have lived through

And he knew then what he knew all along

Life was better just by being with you.

3 Replies to “The Daily Pomme#23”

  1. Great stories. It makes you very worried about hidden buttons. But at least River has someone who loves her. Not like chubby bat how sad is that?

  2. I loved the story about you and also the chubby French bat and especially the annoying mouse valentine story but it was all perfect. I think hat the Pomme should come out daily just like its name!

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