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Games couples play

"Johnson's wife, Iris Ann, 36, told [police] her husband was shot while they played a game in which he ran around the yard while she shot at him with a .22 caliber rifle."

I guess Iris Ann won the game.


Source: The Hazleton Plain Speaker - Oct 10, 1958; Also here.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jun 24, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #249



Hey, buddy: those pallets aren't gonna stack themselves! And, lady, those clothes aren't gonna pin themselves to the line!

Seriously, does hubby even have a job after dashing out of work in the middle of the day?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 23, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Work and Vocational Training, Husbands, Wives, 1960's, Cars

Montreal Madness of 1892

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People acted weird in familiar NOTW fashion even over a century ago, as this Montreal newspaper reveals.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 01, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Emotions, Newspapers, Husbands, Wives, Nineteenth Century, Mental Health and Insanity

Deformed nipples as grounds for divorce

An Australian man has explained that when he discovered his wife had "deformed" nipples — which he only discovered two years after they got married in 1972 because it took that long before he saw her undressed — that was when he knew he wanted out of the marriage, but he stayed with her out of a sense of duty, and they proceeded to have 3 children together before finally separating in 2011. But for the sake of deciding how to divide up joint assets, he feels the marriage should be considered to have ended in 1974, at the moment of the nipple disfigurement discovery. The judge, however, didn't buy the argument. [stuff.co.nz]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Divorce, Marriage

Woodrow Wilson on the Make

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No escape from the media, even in 1915, as President Wilson courts Edith Galt.

Original photo here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 25, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Government, Politics, Husbands, Wives, 1910's, Cars

Nagging as divorce cause

The 1947 case of DeWaal vs. DeWaal established nagging as legitimate grounds for divorce (in Nebraska). I assume this was before the availability of no-fault divorce. (A quick google search reveals that Nebraska only adopted a no-fault divorce law in 1972.)

Note that Mrs. DeWaal argued that her husband was at fault (and not herself) because he went to motion picture theaters and read "sensational magazines."


(left) The Harrisburg Evening News - Oct 28, 1947; (right) The Lincoln Star - Oct 24, 1947
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Mar 22, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Law, Lawsuits, Husbands, Wives, 1940's

The Pussy Cat Club

A 1970 report by the British news program Nationwide on a group of housewives who didn't believe in gender equality and thought their proper role was to pamper and serve their husbands.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Mar 15, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Wives, 1970's

Mt. Rainier Practical Joke

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A most excellent prank.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1980's, Pranks

Can-Fed Husbands


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
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