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Shamokin News-Dispatch - Apr 1927


From Songs of a Housewife, by Marjorie Rawlings. It's an odd book of poetry, recording in verse all the various complaints and problems of 1920's housewives, such as husbands who complained about being given canned food.

Available at Amazon, which gives the following, fuller description of it:

This charming collection of poems that Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling, Cross Creek) wrote in the 1920s were so popular that they appeared one-a-day in a New York newspaper for two full years. Organized by task, the poems graphically depict the life of a housewife (mending, baking, dusting, and the joy of a sunny window) with wisdom and humor. In the days before convenience stores and microwaves, Rawlings reminds us of the horror of having company show up with nothing fixed to feed them. Or in a more timeless vein, the disdain a harried mother feels for the neighbor who has all her Christmas shopping done and wrapped early.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jan 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Wives, Poetry, 1920's

Bobbitt v2.0h NO!

Taking her lead from the famed Mrs. Bobbit, Mrs. Feng Lung of China not only counted coup once but snuck into the hospital to redo the act a second time.

The UPI has all the details but, alas, has omitted the instruction manual. Maybe Fiskars has something you ladies may find helpful.
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Thu Jan 15, 2015 | Comments (11)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Genitals

His wife was his aunt

I can't quite figure out what dentist Jeffrey Gordon was up to. Was the plan to annul his marriage in order to remarry his wife to make their marriage fully legal? That's what I'm assuming. The law legalizing marrying your aunt-by-marriage must not have been retroactive. But evidently his wife didn't fully trust him. So there must have been more to the story.
Source: The Paris Texas News - Sep 29, 1960.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Dec 18, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Family, Husbands, Wives, 1960's

Marital Bliss


Source: The Coshocton Tribune - Mar 20, 1937
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Dec 05, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Marriage, 1930's

The Relaxed Wife

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Husbands, Wives, 1950's

John and Mary Newlywed

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In 1925 and 1926, Popular Science featured the antics of "John and Mary Newlywed," a young married couple so stupid they did everything wrong around the house. In the instance above from March 1926, John and Mary--despite having perfected anti-gravity as attested to by the unsupported car--are about to blow themselves up and smother themselves with gas fumes.

I regret the Newlyweds did not have a longer run. They would have been the Gallant-less Goofuses of the hobbyist set.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 11, 2014 | Comments (20)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1920's, Goofs and Screw-ups

Tightrope Wedding

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 08, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Husbands, Wives, 1950's, Europe

Are You Ready for Marriage?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 09, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: PSA's, Sexuality, Husbands, Teenagers, Wives, 1950's

Get married at a sewage plant

Brightwater sewage plant in King County, WA is advertising its availability for weddings. Which sounds a bit weird until you see that it's actually a nice location (well, nice enough; I suppose it depends on how picky one is), and comes at less than half the cost of comparable facilities. So I'd definitely consider it if I were planning a wedding. Why not? However, some people, such as the wedding planner in the video, seem outraged at the mere thought of it.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 12, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Excrement

Marital Bliss

These two sound like they were a happy couple.


KEPT HER FINGERS CROSSED, SAYS HER MARRIAGE IS VOID
UNIONTOWN, FEB. 25 -- Because she kept her fingers crossed during her marriage ceremony, Mrs. Mary Frances Wilson of Connellsville, told her husband that she had a right to break her marriage vows, according to testimony given by Davis Wilson, a P. and L.E. railroad conductor, who formerly resided at Newell, but who now lives at Uniontown. The husband, who was granted a divorce, said that when he objected to his wife's conduct she gave him the "crossed finger" alibi. Wilson declared that his wife's goodbye each morning when he left home for work was to hope that he would be ground to pieces before the day's work ended. The husband declared that he became so worried over his wife's actions that he cut his own throat and for a time lingered between life and death. He recovered weeks later and since that time he and his wife were estranged.
Indiana Evening Gazette - Feb 25, 1930
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1930's
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