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Culpeper Times • January 24-30, 2019
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It is a new year and a time for new beginnings. The Frenchman’s Corner has been undergoing a series of Edward Hanlin changes, most of which we hope are completely unnoticed by our loyal patrons. The beginning of the year tends to be fairly quiet and calm. It is kind of a relief after all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It is also a time that allows us to reflect on events from the last year as we “hibernate” during the coldest months of the year. This time also provides us time to think about those closest to us, some of whom hold extra special places within our hearts. St. Valentine’s Day is a good time to express our affections for the loved ones in our lives. There are several different theories behind the origins of St. Valentine’s Day. The legends often include elements based in Christian and Roman histories. One refers to a Roman priest who was killed for secretly marrying Roman soldiers and their beloved against the Emperor’s edict that young men were forbidden from marrying because he felt that young single soldiers were better than those with families. Another theory, from the Middle Ages, refers to a Valentine that was imprisoned for helping
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Christians escape from Roman prisons. It is thought that this St. Valentine was the first to send a valentines greeting to a loved one. Valentines greetings became more popular during the Middle Ages, especially in England and France. Written valentines grew in popularity more as time passed. By the mid-19th century, it became very common for friends and admirers to exchange small tokens of affection and therefore the notion of a romantic holiday began. So, when did chocolates become popular tokens of affection for Valentine’s Day? Again, it was the mid-19th century when British chocolate maker refined the chocolate making technique in order to extract cocoa butter from the whole beans, thus creating a palatable drinking chocolate. This then created an excess in cocoa butter which allowed chocolate makers to produce many different versions of eating chocolate given in beautifully decorated boxes which could then be used again to store mementos, locks of hair and love letters. Needless to say, the tradition of giving chocolate to loved ones has grown over the years. It continues to be a favorite means by which we show that special someone in our lives how much they mean to us. Edward Hanlin is the owner of Frenchman's Corner in downtown Culpeper, located at 129 E. Davis Street. Call 540-825-8025.
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