Archive for Friday, October 23, 2009

100 years ago: Governor cites lack of practical education as cause for divorce

October 23, 2009


From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 23, 1909: “Gov. Stubbs visited the state manual training normal school in Pittsburg today and in a talk attributed one-fourth of the present number of divorces to the lack of practical education along the lines of household duties. ‘No matter whether a woman marries a millionaire or a salaried man,’ Stubbs said, ‘if she has the ability she can keep harmony in the home.’”


BigPrune 8 years, 5 months ago

How things have changed...for the better, right?

Practicality 8 years, 5 months ago

I think the Gov. was onto something. In my opinion, all divorces a womans fault. Either its the fault of the one you are married to, or the fault of one who you aren't! :)

mr_right_wing 8 years, 5 months ago

Vows for our current times:

For better, and only if better for me, As long as she/he is in excellent health For richer, and incredibly comfortable, Until I get bored or annoyed do us part.

No, I'm not trying to be funny.

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