My wife and I don't actually celebrate Valentine's Day. The cynic in me sees it as an over-commercialized excuse for companies to guilt us into buying cards, flowers, chocolates etc. at marked up prices. It's not that I don't love my wife or enjoy giving her gifts. (Truth be told I did buy her a couple of bags of Ghirardelli heart chocolates yesterday. The dark chocolate sea salt hearts are her current favorite.) I just don't like feeling that it's an obligation. I'm probably in the minority. Is there a Cranky Old Men Anonymous?
On a more positive note here are some Valentine related cards.
I like to play up my crankyness but I really am just a sentimental old fool. My postcard collection includes about a hundred early 20th century romantic images. I saw this one and loved illustration. It dates from around 1906.
Bob Love's #10 jersey was the second in Bull's history to be retired (Jerry Sloan's #4 was first). He was a key member of the first Bulls teams I remember watching as a kid. These days he's the Director of Community Affairs and Goodwill Ambassador for the Bulls.