Marital Bliss

These two sound like they were a happy couple.

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 - Thu Feb 20, 2014
     Category: Husbands | Wives | 1930s

You can cross your fingers, that´s all it takes? They forgot to tell me that part.
Posted by F.U.D. on 02/20/14 at 10:10 AM
Here in Greece when the priest says, "And the woman shall obey the man", and unless the bride steps on the groom's foot it will be so!

P.S. No broken toes here! :coolsmirk:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/20/14 at 10:28 AM
It was so bad, he cut his own throat? Wow.

Expat, I like the version in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding":
Toula Portokalos: Ma, Dad is so stubborn. What he says goes. "Ah, the man is the head of the house!"

Maria Portokalos: Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 02/20/14 at 05:15 PM
She was an old school ho, he was well rid of her.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/20/14 at 07:16 PM
I got married young. Following southern etiquette, my now husband asked my father for my hand in marriage. My father made him promise to keep me spoiled before he would agree to walk me down the aisle. Now almost 21 years later, I am more spoiled than ever.
Posted by Blissfully Lost on 02/22/14 at 11:42 AM
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