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 If You Don’t Have a Perfect Tablecloth Your Husband’s Eye will Wander

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The origin of the honeymoon, however, was when early men used to carry their brides to far off, secret places where she couldn’t be found staying there for almost a month.

The word “honeymoon” conjures up images of a romantic getaway a deux, created for lovebirds who have just tied the knot and are ready to enjoy some time one-on-one. But that wasn’t always the case. Though it was first coined back in the 16th century, honeymoon took on (a version of) its current meaning in the early 1800s, when Brits used it to refer to a post-wedding tour in which newlyweds (and their families) visited relatives throughout the country who had not been able to attended the nuptials.

During mid-Victorian times the prominent colors of the dress were practically brown or black. The bride was advised not to wear anything noticeably new to make people figure out that they were newly married. If the bride married in the traveling dress, she wore a bonnet on her head instead of a veil. The couple was accompanied by family and friends till 1860s, but after that, they used to travel alone.

Fortunately, by the time the 1950s rolled around, honeymoons only had room for two. But they were still quite different from what they are today. While the most popular destinations for honeymooners these days include HawaiiMexico, and the Bahamas, back then honeymooners from the U.S. and U.K. had their sights set elsewhere. Four of the most popular honeymoon destinations of the ’50s just may surprise you — so take a look

Even in the Swinging Sixties, many couples made it all the way to their wedding night without ever glimpsing each other’s underwear, let alone what lay beneath. Sex wasn’t expected to be pleasurable for women — and was always a source of potential embarrassment.

‘Often a husband can make that first night easier for a wife if he finds an errand to perform while his bride is preparing to retire,’ wrote psychologist and marriage counsellor Dr Clifford R. Adams in Modern Bride magazine in 1952.

‘He may even suggest that he will be gone for 15 or 20 minutes, which will give her a chance to be in bed when he returns.’ But new wives shouldn’t expect too much, Dr Adams warned.

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Sex, which includes somewhat bizarre diagrams comparing a woman’s reproductive organs to that of a chicken, was relatively outspoken on the subject of bedroom antics.

Want to keep your husband content after the honeymoon? Forget daring lingerie or sparkling conversation. Marriage experts from the 50s agreed universally that no marriage could possibly survive a man having an empty stomach.

And woe the wife who put an afternoon’s jollity before the evening meal. ‘A social service meeting, an afternoon tea, a matinee, a whatnot, is no excuse for there being no dinner ready when a husband comes home from a hard day’s work,’ advised the Rev A. H. Tyrer in his influential 1951 manual Sex Satisfaction And Happy Marriage.

 

 

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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