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Looking for a wife in 1865 ..... a funny ad

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    OMG --- you guys are SOOOOO funny !!!!!! No wonder I love it here ! LOL !!!!

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    Interesting that even at the youthful age of 18 important to brag about the having a "good set" of teeth. One could conclude that many men his age had lesser chompers.

    That right there should be enough to make us stop whining about our next dental visits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Bea View Post
    I think the waterfall might be a hairpiece or comb to create this hairstyle popular during the civil war era.

    Interesting. Back in the 1960's you could get hairpieces that pinned on the back of your head and made you look like you had long hair that were called "falls". I wonder if that name derived from the "waterfall" hairpiece, which was probably pinned on and pinned up.
    If we're ever in a situation where I am "the voice of reason", then we are in a very, very bad situation.

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    Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy ?

    Can she bake a cherry pie, Charming Billy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujube View Post
    Interesting. Back in the 1960's you could get hairpieces that pinned on the back of your head and made you look like you had long hair that were called "falls". I wonder if that name derived from the "waterfall" hairpiece, which was probably pinned on and pinned up.
    I would reckon so. With these type of hair pieces you could flip your hair and pin it up. All the metal pins would separate the hair making it look like a falls. 5285A640-4C75-44E6-844E-411D620B434C.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy ?

    Can she bake a cherry pie, Charming Billy ?
    My husband sings that song often

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    Well, if his buckwheat looks first rate, what else do I need to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy ?

    Can she bake a cherry pie, Charming Billy ?
    She can bake a cherry pie,
    She's the joy of my eye.
    But she's a young thing
    and cannot leave her mother.

    Which defeats the whole purpose, doesn't it? Unless she brings her mother along with her and he never mentioned that option.
    If we're ever in a situation where I am "the voice of reason", then we are in a very, very bad situation.

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    So cute, he is. And his own teeth to boot LOL

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    Given how early in life people married just a hundred years ago, I wondered just how young this little baking whiz of a girl was. Enter Wikipedia:

    Origins and interpretations

    While the tone of the nursery rhyme is ironic and teasing, both the question and answer form[1] and the narrative of the song have been related to "Lord Randall", a murder ballad from the British Isles, in which the suitor is poisoned by the woman he visits.[2]
    By contrast, Robin Fox uses the song to make a point about cooking and courtship, and observes that:
    Feeding has always been closely linked with courtship […] With humans this works two ways since we are the only animals who cook: the bride is usually appraised for her cooking ability. (“Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy boy, Billy boy?”) In some cultures this is far more important than her virginity.[3]

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