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On 100 years ago: Heads or tails? KU girl chose unusual method to select husband


Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 4 months ago

This reminds me of an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' where a coin fell, and instead of falling heads or tails, it fell on an edge. What would Miss Ciddie Wirt have done if the coin toss had turned out that way? Stayed single? Or looked for another man?

A coin toss is 50-50, and today, the divorce rate in the United States is about 50-50. But maybe a divorce would not have been as simple of a thing in South America for Miss Ciddie Wirt.

JS82 5 years, 4 months ago

I have a feeling that Ciddie was a little crazy and made up her Brazillian Count. Her husband that won probably found this out and got out of the marriage as quickly as possible. No ability to fact check a story like this in 1913 but I am sure she was an interesting person. It would be neat to see what happened to her.

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