Just after 5 this morning, I was awakened by a text message.  Thinking something was wrong, I scrambled for my phone only to discover the text was a response to a message (a wedding DJ quote) I had sent on February 14th.

Apparently, I was not the only one to get a message like this.

All of the messages seem to relate to conversations that happened around Valentines Day.

Curious, I went looking for an answer.  I reached out to U. S. Cellular,  my carrier and I got an explanation from their help line.

A glitch in last night's (November 6th or early November 7th) update to the cross carrier messaging system caused some people to receive random, early morning, text messages.  The glitch affected people on several different cellphone carriers.

The good news is that there is no issue and you don't need to take any action.  And, as it was caused by the update, we should not receive any more strange messages.