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    This has been a really rare day. It happens only once every 4 years or so.

    Is that why Howie isn't around today? Isn't this the traditional day for women to chase after men? He's probably afraid to put in an appearance here.

    In some places, leap day has been known as “Bachelors’ Day” for the same reason. A man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day.
    In many European countries, especially in the upper classes of society, tradition dictates that any man who refuses a woman's proposal on February 29 has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves. The intention is that the woman can wear the gloves to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. During the middle ages there were laws governing this tradition.
    from http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leap...bruary-29.html
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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