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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 (8)
Category: Family, Husbands, Wives, 1960's

Appreciating Our Parents



Insidious adult-slanted propaganda!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 09, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Domestic, Family, PSA's, 1950's

What a Wonderful World It Would Be



The lesson? If only doctors could build our cars.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 23, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Annoying Things, Family, Medicine, Technology, 1960's, Cars

Follies of the Madmen #221

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Family lives in eerie black hole environment, stores floating possessions at many levels but without formal order.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 15, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Family, 1950's

Cyrus Eaton III, Runaway Scion

We often hear of folks such as "Clark Rockefeller" who are born poor and masquerade as rich people. But what about a fellow born rich who wants to be poor?

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Original article here.

A picture of Cyrus Eaton III circa the runaway period.

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No doubt it was hard being the grandson of Cyrus Eaton the First, creator of the family fortune.

Here's Grandpa leading the pack in 1958, with Cyrus the Third appearing as the third child behind Grandpa.

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Cyrus Eaton the Second followed pretty much in his father's mode, as we learn from the obituary of Cyrus Eaton II.

And guess what else we learn from that obit? Cyrus Eaton the Third has become "Cyrus Wind Dancer." A little googling finds out he now runs a clock repair business in Santa Rosa, CA.

Free from the burdens of wealth at last!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 07, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Family, Misbehavior, Rebellion, Acting-out and General Naughtiness, Money, 1950's, 1960's

The Devil’s Daughter




Full film follows.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 05, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Family, Horror, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Superstition, 1970's

Gumby on the Moon



I tend to forget--and perhaps a younger generation never knew--just how weird Gumby was, right from his first adventure, seen here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 05, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Family, Surrealism, Stop-motion Animation, Space Travel, 1950's

The Herriges Horror

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Human nature, good or evil, is invariant.

Read the whole story here, in a small book from 1870.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 19, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Crime, Family, Horror, Nineteenth Century

THE GOLDBERGS







Once upon a time, sheer Jewishness was exotic enough to supply material for sitcoms and product spokesmanship.

THE GOLDBERGS.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 05, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Family, Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, 1940's, 1950's

First They Came For The Gingers

There is now a simple DNA test available to let people know if they have the gene responsible for red hair. Designer babies are just around the corner. Blonde hair and blue eyes for everyone!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Jan 27, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Family
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