Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year

Happy Leap Year!

As you might have heard, this day carries a rather odd history. In the year 1288, Queen Margaret declared that on February 29, a woman had the right to propose marriage to any man she wanted. Men who refused proposals were actually punished for saying No! The fine took the form of a kiss, or a silk dress or pair of gloves given to the rejected lady. In those days, you didn't want to be the lady with the largest collection of gloves, I would think. Just a fun little FYI I thought I'd share with you.