An 1876 Valentine Rejection

And we think Valentine’s Day is too commercialized…

JOHN’S VALENTINE–It was the evening of Valentine day when he called on her, and mailing a valentineshe stuck her head out of the door as he knocked, and sobbed, “If you had sent me a fifty-cent one with two hearts on it, I might have been all the world to you. John; but for a five-cent one, never-r-r.” And he sat down on the steps and wondered if girls would ever understand the depression in business.

— from: New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene NH), Thursday, April 13, 1876, page 4


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