Thread: The Valentine
#1 The Valentine
04-15-2009, 10:27 AM
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- Jun 2008
Little Melissa comes home from 1st grade & tells her father that they
learned about the history of Valentine's Day.
"Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint, and we're Jewish," she
asks, "Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?
Melissa's father thinks a bit, and then says: "No, I don't think God would
get mad. Who do you want to give a Valentine to?"
"Osama Bin Laden," she says.
"Why Osama Bin Laden?" her father asks in shock.
"Well," she says, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could
have enough love to give Osama a Valentine, he might start to think that
maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit.
And if other kids saw what I did and sent Valentines to Osama, he'd love
everyone a lot. And then he'd start going all over the place to tell
everyone how much he loved them, and how he didn't hate anyone anymore."
Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found
pride. "Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I have ever heard."
"I know," Melissa says, "and once that gets him out in the open, the
Marines could shoot the fucker.""Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she with silent lips.
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-post to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
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