Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Dear Valentine...or, "What I learned from Valentine's Day"


Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, a day that is honored not just in America, but in several places across the world. Many people often exchange flowers, candy, cards and gifts with friends and loved ones on this day to show their affection.

It has become commonplace in elementary schools today that children are obligated to hand out “Valentines” to everyone in their class, whether they like them or not, so as not to hurt another child’s feelings and all children are treated equally. When I was in elementary school, there was no such requirement. If you didn’t get a Valentine from...

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