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.
*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.