Sunday, August 18, 2013

This song always amuses me.  It seems like songs about dating or being married to a moron were a particular trend in the 20s and 30s, but then, that was a more immediate problem then.  When you have women marrying anything in order to avoid the most feared status of all - old maidness - you're going to have some problems.

My grandparents' marriage was not particularly successful, and when I asked my grandmother why she married him in the first place, she said, "I didn't want to be an old maid!"  I said, YOU WERE 20.  YOU COULD HAVE GIVEN IT A MINUTE.  She shrugged.

Dorothy Lamour, genuine creole princess & Miss New Orleans 1931.


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