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BY BIDDY BYE
Any home-made valentine is twice
as desirable as the commercial arti
cle. Originality, not cost, is the
measure of its value.
When guests invited to a valentine
party are requested to bring original
contributions to the post box, it is
MOST ORIGINAL VALENTINE IS ONE YOU MAKE
AT HOME WITH HEARTS, RIBBON AND CANDY
the verse, put in a picture of a bee
for the first syllable. Paste in a pa
per or candy heart for the word hi
the second line. Use a capital "U"
in the fourth and fifth lines, and for
the final word cut out a bowl of
dough from some baking powder or
Use a hige sheet of coarse brown,
paper at least two feet square
for the foundation, fold, wrap with
blue ribbon and seal with red- wax.
Here is another example of a val
entine which is very easy to put to
gether. ' Paste a match stick in place of the
first syllable of "matchless" in the
following sentence, which goes
above the poem that follows:
"To my (match) less valentine."
Do you want a loving heart,
True at all times and seasons?
To weep with you and laugh with
And never ask thfe reasons?
I'll be that heart, through weal or
Oh; my heart, don't answer "no,"
For if from you I must part
'Twould leave me with a broken
Here draw in a broken heart
Easy to Make.
the quaint, freakish, unusual docu
ment and not the dainty, formal,
well-written billet doux which gets
the most approving comment.
Paste, pink cardboad.blue ribbon,
hearts (candy or paper), artificial
forget-me-nots, darts (cut from wood
or silver paper), matches, mittens
in fact, the ordinary contents of a
scrap basket will supply materials as
well as a wide range of ideas for
quite a stock of homemade valen
tines. For example take this verse:
Not because your eyes are blue,
Not because your heart is true
I love you so
Just because you have the dough.
To put a little punch into it, cut
two eyes from some advertisement
and substitute for the word in the
first line. Use also a capital "R" for
"are" and a bit of bright blue silk
Wherever "because" appears in
Hooks are instruments of torture
scattered around in rivers and
dresses to make life a misery for
married men and other poor fish.
Hooks are all right if you know
how to bundle them. Some hooks
are gentle, unobtrusive, mild manner
ed affairs that sit up on the wall and
.-curl their noses and wrinkle their
arms. You can hang almost any
thing on them.
Other hooks are quarrelsome, bel
ligerent things that ride around on
the heads of bulls and billygoats
looking for trouble.
Factories yearly pay $140,943,000
in wages in California,