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Item of the Month: February 2010

Published: February 11, 2010 by Robin M. Katz

How Not to Write a Valentine?

Katherine Fletcher received this Valentine from her high school friend Willis Hubbard. In the poem, circa Valentine's Day 1885, Hubbard professes his love for Katherine, laments his inability to eat or sleep, and dons himself her "lean and lovesick Valentine." Less than a year later, she writes on a letter from Hubbard, "Good riddance to bad rubbish."

Here's hoping your sweetie reacts differently!