St. Valentine’s Day 1882

The Fairbury Journal-News is offering something new on the editorial page, by offering something not new. We have sifted through our archives and found some old columns written by former staff. Some are funny, some are interesting and some are just plain weird. We think some are worth reprinting. They give insight into what people were thinking back in the day. Hence the name of this new series: “What Were They Thinking?

By Dora O. Miller

First Published February 16, 1973An old-fashioned valentine which dates back to Feb. 14, 1882, I found among my souvenirs. It is of lace paper creation adorned with blue for-get-me-nots, butterflies, ...


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