by Pinedale Online!
February 13, 2018
Valentine’s Day is February 14th.
If you’re looking to send last-minute flowers to your Valentine in Pinedale, here is a link to florists in our area: Florists. JAK’s and Ridley’s have bouquets on hand ready to buy. Ridley's has special Valentine's Day chocolates in pretty gift oxes.
Valentine’s Day cards can be found at Office Outlet and Ridley’s in Pinedale.
Looking for jewelry to give to your Sweetheart? Stop by the Cowboy Shop or JAKs for necklaces, earrings, pins, watches and more. Gifts
How about getting your Sweetie that bigger King size bed or a comfortable new recliner or rocking chair you know they’d love? Stop by Rocky Mountain Home Center for those and other great home improvement ideas: Furniture
If you want to take your Valentine out for a special dinner, here are links to local area restaurants: Dining. The Den in Daniel is featuring live music by Jared Rogerson for Valentine’s Day evening from 5:30 to 8PM. They’ll have a special menu for the occasion. Call 307-859-8469 for reservations and more info.
The Pinedale Aquatic Center is offering "Parent’s Night Out" on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy an evening out with your Valentine while your kid(s) have fun at PAC! RSVP required in advance, 307-367-2832. $15/1st child and $10 additional child. www.pinedaleaquatic.com
Want to see some lovely old time Valentines? Stop over to the lobby of the Pinedale Library and see the new display of vintage Valentine postcards on loan from the collection of the Sublette County Historical Society/Museum of the Mountain Man. These will be on display until February 28th.
We can’t resist ending with a little bit of history. Have you ever heard of "Vinegar Valentines"? These were a type of rude and crude insulting ‘Valentine’s’ Day cards that came out between the 1840s to about the 1940s. As literacy rates and income increased for the general population, and the cost of goods decreased in Britain and America, these cheaply made cards became popular as a way to insult other people. Usually sent anonymously, they typically had some kind of a caricature drawing and included an insulting poem. They might poke fun at a woman being a spinster or ugly, or a man being a drunk or fat. Many of these Vinegar Valentines were sent as postcards. Some postmasters confiscated them and refused to send them, deeming them unfit to be mailed. See the link below for more on Vinegar Valentines.