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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Vinegar Valentines!

lol! I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently, once upon a time, in the Victorian era,  they were very popular!

They were sent anonymously to the lover that you DID NOT want to encourage!






You can follow this link to read the full article.




Wouldn't it be awful to receive one of these tomorrow, instead of a loving Valentine?


hugs, 



13 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh wow. Yes, I never saw such Valentines. Rather harsh!

Justine said...

Harsh but at least the suitors knew where they stood!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

This is very interesting! I do not know it.
Cheerful Valentine's Day!

KimM said...

Oh my gosh - learn something new every day. Never heard of such a thing - but what courage to send one and how deflating to receive one - HA!
xxx

Tiffstitch said...

Yikes.. that seems so terrible, although they were quite good at "cutting" back then.

deb said...

Never heard of these - interesting. Must have been awful to receive one, but they're also kind of funny.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my. I didn't know that this kind or anti-Valentine once existed.

FlashinScissors said...

My goodness! How awful to be on the receiving end of one of these!
I had never heard of them before ..... fascinating to know though!
Barbara x

Julie said...

Made me smile, I can think of a few I would have sent that too! lol

Margaret said...

Wow! I'd never heard of this before! Yikes!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What an interesting article! The troll is not a modern invention.
I do like the one to discourage an unwanted suitor. I inherited a wonderful book from my Grandad with templates for letters for such occasions.

Melinda Forbes said...

These are a bit harsh. I certainly would have been crushed if I received one. But I can think of someone I may have sent one to. Isn't that a terrible thought?

Heather said...

Lol these are hilarious!

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