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Wordless Wednesday…Hearts Abound!

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Wordless Wednesday…Hearts Abound!


Happy Valentine’s Day!!!  The day is young so if you have not yet bought that special gift or made reservations at your favorite restaurant…STOP reading this now!!!

Pick up the phone and make that dinner reservation…pick up some flowers, cigars, chocolate, or adult beverage of your loved one’s choice! 

Still here?  Here are some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day. 


Do you know why we eat and give chocolate on Valentine’s Day?  You can thank Cadbury for that. 

In the 1860s they introduced the first heart-shaped box of chocolates.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate
now and then doesn’t hurt.

Charles Schulz

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. No chocolate for me or the wife today, but we may get out for a bite to eat if we don't have grandkid duty. Enjoy your day.

Feb 14, 2024 05:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Wayne Martin hope you get to have a nice Valentine’s Day lunch!!!

Feb 14, 2024 05:45 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Charles Schulz knew what he was talking about. There will be lots of chocolate on our menu today

Feb 14, 2024 05:24 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 we met our good friends for lunch and had a wonderful chocolate dessert. 

Feb 14, 2024 01:44 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

When I worked in Retail back in the day.  Valentine Heart boxes, we sold a ton. Especially the 72 hours leading up to Valentines Day. Bill 

Feb 14, 2024 05:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I was at my local chocolate shop yesterday and they were packed!!!

Feb 14, 2024 02:00 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Let's hear it for Chocolate!  A day without chocolate is just a day.  Right? 

Feb 14, 2024 05:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe I couldn't agree more. I "manage" to have a piece of dark chocolate every day.

Feb 14, 2024 02:01 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Happy Valentine's Day! I have always Loved the Charles Schulz quote and I will indulge in some lovely dark chocolate today! 

Feb 14, 2024 06:26 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX isn't that a simple quote and yet so true. We had lunch with our good friends at our favorite Italian place today and of course we had a chocolate dessert. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:06 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ah, made up Holidays. This one (at least) has purpose. Dinner and Flowers is my go to. 

Feb 14, 2024 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty so many things are tied to commercialism and of course, money. I love a good dinner. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:07 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, Chocolates, flowers or cards is the money maker for lots of people on this day.

Feb 14, 2024 09:14 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm We had a wonderful late lunch today- Lary had lasagna and I had eggplant parmigiana. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:12 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Never been one to go out to dinner for Valentine's Day. But the chocolate eating...now that is something I will enjoy today!

Feb 14, 2024 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara We usually stay home rather than fight the crowds. If we go out it's for an early dinner. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:13 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And a Happy Valentines Day to you as well. Something I read years back:
Every day is Valetines Day for those that are basically loveable.

Feb 14, 2024 09:18 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I love that quote!!!! And I totally agree. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Happy Valentine's day, Kathy.

Enjoy the day and have an outstanding week.

Feb 14, 2024 10:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores are having a wonderful Valentine's Day. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:15 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

After assuring me that she had not bought any gifts, my loving wife gave me my favorite chocolates and then also told me she had made a donation to support pets who have neurological issues. I did make her one of her favorite foods for dinner tonight before we go out to a concert. Chana Daal, curried chick peas, the house smells heavenly.

Feb 14, 2024 11:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 you two are still honeymooners!!!! How sweet of you to make her one of her favorite dishes. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:17 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy Happy Valentine's Day to you and I hope Larry is taking you out to a favorite meal today.

Feb 14, 2024 01:43 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you George Souto we've already met our good friends for a late lunch and it was delicious...our favorite Italian restaurant. 

Feb 14, 2024 02:18 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
Happy Valentine's Day to you and Larry... and all of those you love. I don't have any special plans, but they were giving out chocolates at the golf course pro shop this morning.

Feb 14, 2024 02:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post Happy Valentine's Day to you and I had no idea it was Cadbury's fault:) now with that said we had some healthy Cholate covered strawberries from Sharrie's Berries;)Endre

Feb 14, 2024 10:38 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

No Valentine's day celebration for me, but I was celebrating Ash Wednesday all day long, haha.

Feb 15, 2024 04:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I hope you and Larry enjoyed this special day. Hard to believe it's past already!

We had a wonderful dinner out which we haven't done on Valentine's Day since before the pandemic. And neither of us bought chocolates, which is unusual for us...but I enjoyed some Thin Mints.


Feb 16, 2024 04:37 PM