Friday, November 5, 2010

1878 - Cause for Celebration?

"When a farmer in Hamilton county, New York, found that his wife had eloped with a tin-peddler, he went over and hired a band, bought a new suit of clothes and gave a dance which cost him sixty dollars. He said it was a good deal cheaper than burying her."

Date: May 16, 1878
Location: New Hampshire
Paper: New Hampshire Sentinel