As you know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day.

As you know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  
You know, that holiday created by Brach’s and 1-800-Flowers.  That’s ok.  
It gives all us guys a day that we can express our deepest love and affection for our sweethearts without seeming overly mushy to our buddies. We’re all in this boat together, guys, so don’t be embarrassed by the fact that you had to come up with some heart-felt comment for the florist to put on a card, or work your way around all those last-minute greeting card seekers at your local card shop.  I’m surprised they even start displaying those things before Feb. 13.  
Of course, you know I jest.  
I wanted to make that clear on the off-chance that my wife might read my column this week.  
In fact, I am so in to Valentine’s Day that I was proud to be a part of our special Valentine’s show at Stone’s Throw.  
Linda Bailey and I performed “Love Letters” for our patrons and everyone seemed to have a good time.  WE enjoyed a nice dinner and dessert.  
We had a little something special for everyone and presented the ladies with a rose as they left the theatre.  A good time, as they say, was had by one and all.  The only bad part is that now we have to wait another 364 days for Valentine’s Day to roll around again.  Chagrin.
But, we have lots of things to fill the time here at the theatre beginning with our next play, “Those Little Old Ladies in the House on the Corner.”  It runs March 17-19 and March 24-26.  
It’s a hilarious comedy written by Pat Cook and directed by Neal Ruggeberg.  Neal has assembled a great cast and they are anxious to perform it for you.  Tickets are selling very quickly so I would advise you to make your reservations very soon.  You can do that, of course, by calling 417-358-9665.
We always have dates throughout the year not taken up by performances.  So, if you have a special event coming up and need a great venue then give me a call and we can arrange that for you.  We have several options available to meet you specific needs so keep us in mind.
That does it for this week.  I’m outta here.  Got to go look for some specials on unsold Valentine’s cards.  You won’t catch me in that “last minute card seeker” group.
Thanks for reading.