Thursday, January 16, 2014

Courting Ancestors - Valentine's Day

Courting Ancestors - Valentine's Day

My paternal grandparents (right) courting on the bank of the Brisbane River 1929, 17 Mile Rocks

"To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day, 
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber door,
Let in the maid, that out a maid,
Never departed more."
                            - William Shakespeare - Hamlet Act IV Scene 5

Saint Valentine's Day, more commonly known as Valentine's Day, is celebrated around the world on February 14. It is a day when lovers of all ages give gifts of flowers, chocolates and such, to demonstrate their love for each other. 


  1. Smooching, in public!! I wonder who took the photo.

  2. My grandpa Leonard's birthday. No wonder we all loved him so much.