Montreal Madness of 1892



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

I think, Paul, that weirdness was hardwired in when that Ancient Aliens crossed their DNA with the local tree swingers.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/01/15 at 08:59 AM
Life was so much easier when you could just put your annoying relatives in an asylum. Now there is so much paperwork that it's just not worth it.

As for the robbery victim, apparently he got over the loss of his wife pretty quickly.
Posted by KDP on 05/01/15 at 10:06 AM
It's my perception that, back then, being single at 26 meant something was wrong with basically her. Wasn't it something like 99.8% of 22-year-olds were married at the turn of the century?
Posted by Phideaux on 05/01/15 at 04:17 PM
Crazy has been around forever and it ain't going anywhere
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/01/15 at 10:53 PM
KDP: Right on both counts. I've got asylums picked out for a few relatives, but will they go? No! Call me a traditionalist, but a few decades in an asylum would solve a lot of problems.

And you've got to hand it to that robbery victim, waiting sentimentally several days after burying his wife before hitting the whorehouse. $80 would have been a lot in those days. I'm sure she would have wanted him to do that.
Posted by Harvey on 05/03/15 at 12:53 AM
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