ADVICE TO THOSE CONTEMPLATING MARRIAGE
I was calling on one of our senior types the other night, Lillian Davenport. A delightful lady from Georgia, she told me about her early life in the South. Then she told me about her uncle, Rev. James P. McMillan D. D., and she showed me a letter he wrote to her in 1921. I asked her if I could share it with you. It went this way: Dear Lillian, I approve of your caution in not hastening your marriage. I don’t see the necessity of your marrying at all. You already have a good home where you are useful. You have a dog to growl for you, a little trained parrot easily kept could be trained to curse, even a trained monkey could smoke for you; and almost any old cat could stay out at nights. Thus you have all the traits found in some husbands and at so much less cost than a husband. So I am…
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