Saturday, August 15, 2009

With This Ring ...

This is the marriage certificate of Cecile Clara White and James Lester Howard. They were married on 10 Jun 1939. I found their certificate in a box of their pictures. Until I read this I did not know why they were married in Danville, VA instead of Greensboro where they lived. If anyone knows the reason, please let me know!

This second picture is actually a page attached to the marriage certificate folder. Interestingly, the advice in 1939 still rings true in 2009. Here are the highlights:

How to Perpetuate the Honeymoon

*Continue your courtship.

*Do not assume a right to neglect your companion.

*Have no secrets that you keep from your companion.

*Make the best of the inevitable.

*Keep a lively interest in the business of the firm.

*Start where your parents started.

*Avoid debt.

*Do not both get angry at the same time.

*Do not allow yourself to ever come to an open rupture.

*Study to understand your companion's disposition, in order to please and avoid friction.

*Gauge your expenses by your revenues.

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1 comment:

  1. That is great advice for not only newly weds but any one in a partnership no matter how long. I especially like "Start where your parents started."


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