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Love Me Tender – February Romance

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Love Me Tender
Return to Romance
By Chris Murphy

In 1956, Elvis sang, “Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go. You have made my life complete, and I love you so”. Love means so many things to so many people. You can say that Valentine’s Day is too commercial, or just a ploy for flowers, but here are ModestoView, we are not that cynical. We believe in love. Whether it be for people, places, things, songs or something you don’t even know about yet, but whomever that you love, February is that time to think about why and how you love. We can all be better at it, we can always show it more and we can always say it more like we mean it. It doesn’t matter who you love and all love is equal and we are free to love anyone we want. The most we can ask is that we are loved back.

And in the and, as Elvis sang in 1956 and the Beatles sang in 1970 “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make”. Love is real, love is truth, love is kind and take time today, tomorrow and the next day to show it. It doesn’t cost one penny to say I Love You. It is free to say and you will receive riches in return. Most importantly, don’t forget to say it and don’t forget to believe it.

Here are some helpful hints to make your special Valentine’s event go smooth.

Manners matter
Be Polite. Turn your cell phones off at dinner or in a restaurant. Take a break. Enjoy and focus on your date. They are the reason you are going out.

Try on a tie
Get dressed up. You don’t have to be Gucci, you can go thrift store and spiff it up. Fun tie, sharp shoes and maybe some cool retro or punk pants or skirt. Really get it going and learn to tie a bow tie. Show your date you care and think they are special.

Linger and take your time
There is no need to rush. Talk, people watch, order a coffee or after dinner drink and enjoy the extra moments of silence. You can still feel even if you are not talking.

It’s time for homemade Valentines with Grace Lieberman and Friends
Grace Lieberman has invited some of her special musical friends to help area residents get “In the Mood” for love and romance at the Sunday Afternoons at CBS annual Grace Lieberman and Friends Valentine concert 3 p.m. February 8 at 1705 Sherwood Avenue, Modesto



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.