Jolly Monday On … Er … What’s That Day???

Today is February 14th which means it is Valentine’s Day … whoopee.  I guess I’m not a very romantic person, for I’ve always found Valentine’s Day to be rather silly, but … this year, we need all the love, joy, and humour we can get in our lives, so for what I believe is the first time in my blogging career, I am doing a Valentine’s Day post.  But before we get started, I believe that Joyful has whipped us up some Valentine’s treats, so grab a snack from the table …

And for our favourite bacon-lovers …


I considered starting this post with a brief history of this day, but it turns out the history of Valentine’s Day is anything but brief!  Suffice it to say that way back in the days of Ancient Rome, it was a tradition for men to beat women with animal hides on this day!  Yep, according to an article I found in NPR

“The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. The Roman romantics “were drunk. They were naked,” says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.”

So, on that note, let’s take a look at some of the ‘toons that Jolly found for us about Valentine’s Day …


And we conclude this Valentine’s Day celebration with some cute critters wishing each other a Happy Valentine’s Day …


Jolly, Joyful and I all wish you the Happiest Valentine’s Day and we hope your week ahead is a good one.  If you found a reason to start the week with a smile here, we ask only that you share that smile and spread the joy!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!

44 thoughts on “Jolly Monday On … Er … What’s That Day???

  1. The J Team ( Joyful, Jolly and Jill ) has made me positively jubilant on this Valentine’s Day! I love the impressive selection of heart themed pastries and beverages that Aphrodite herself would salivate over…though she might find the cordiform bacon a bit over the top. To attempt choosing a favorite cartoon is nigh on impossible though a few do stand out for various reasons. There is a bit of serendipity in finding the Earl spaghetti & meatball poem due to a family meal of the same which took place on Saturday and a homemade greeting card with a similar rhyme!! The first cat cartoon is definitely my cat and the last cat cartoon would be a welcome change from him. But the very last cartoon by Dave Granlund deserves top billing! The animal video is the perfect ending for this celebratory Valentine’s post! WHAK!! Thank-you, one and all!

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    • The ‘J’ Team members thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!!! We’re so happy that you enjoyed the Valentine’s special Jolly Monday. That last cartoon by Granlund was my favourite, too … it speaks volumes of truth. I think everyone loved the spaghetti ‘toon! Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friend!!! WHAK!!!

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    • I hadn’t thought of that, but you are so right! Most docs would probably go apoplectic over it! Glad you enjoyed the bacon anyway … now eat some salad to offset it! Happy Valentine’s Monday to you too, my friend! 💗

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