|Carole Lombard and Clark Gable in their own fifty shades of grey--Look carefully, he's wearing false eyelashes!|
|My Valentine gift to you for the weekend is my favorite comic verse: It is from The Fireside book of Humorous Poetry, edited by William Cole. The book is inscribed, "To my funny wife, Louise. With love, Tom. Valentine's Day 1967."|
IN PRAISE OF COCOA, CUPID'S NIGHTCAP
Lines written upon hearing the startling news that
cocoa is, in fact, a mild aphrodisiac.
Half past nine--high time for supper;
"Cocoa, love? Of course, my dear."
Helen thinks it quite delicious,
John prefers it now to beer.
Knocking back the sepia potion,
Hubby winks, says, "Who's for bed?"
"Shan't be long," says Helen softly,
Cheeks a faintly flushing red.
For they've stumbled on the secret
Of a love that never wanes,
Rapt beneath the tumbled bedclothes,
Cocoa coursing through their veins.
STANLEY J. SHARPLESS