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How times have changed - tv

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:01 am

Watched an old TV game show.
Do You Trust Your Wife? - Host Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy 1956-1957
One husband (25) and wife (26) team had been married 11 years, they got married in 1945 when she was 15 and
he was only 14!
... 7 children ages 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Wife said she'd like to make it an even dozen.
(They only won $100 paid to first round losers.)

Quiz show format with husband and wife teams.
First round winning team would go on to face last week's winners and winner gets annuity of $100 week for a year.
Longest winning team in history of the show won 23 straight weeks and won $100 week for 23 years.
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Postby Aaron » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:28 am

Eddie's ventriloquism act needs some fine tuning.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:51 am

[quote="Son of Butch"]Watched an old TV game show.
Do You Trust Your Wife? - Host Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy 1956-1957
One husband (25) and wife (26) team had been married 11 years, they got married in 1945 when she was 15 and
he was only 14!
... Last thing on my mind at 14 was getting married,,seems like it took 20 more years just to turn 18..
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Postby Bigfoot » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:06 pm

I wasn't around then to know what people were like, but that just seems young to be settling down. Kinda creepy to.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:27 pm

I wonder what he trusted his wife what not to do ?? soil her diapers...
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Postby Ky hills » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:51 pm

Around here in the past it was fairly common for folks to marry young like that. I have to think they were a lot more mature and had some concept of responsibility and a work ethic, that is lacking in the majority of that age group and older these days.
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Postby Bigfoot » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:40 pm

Probably from large families as well. Several living in a small house, you might want out as quick as you could.
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Postby boondocks » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:50 pm

My theory: Hormones. Young couples were either abstinent and didn't want to be so they up and married; or they weren't abstinent and so had to up and marry due to the bun in the oven. Either way, resulted in teen marriages.
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Postby bball » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:03 pm

I suspect boondocks is on the right track. Different times with different values. I know at 14 years old the primary thing on my mind was not tossing a football...that was a distant second. Nothing new under the sun, just different norms and values for different places on the timeline. There is a recent study out that says millenials are no where near as promiscuous as there previous generations...i suspect internet p*rn...that or its just too much work....
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:09 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Probably from large families as well. Several living in a small house, you might want out as quick as you could.

Some of the parents wanted them out...I grew up with a friend, his dad was 27 and their maw was 15,. When they married.they'd be hollerin rape nowadays...with a complete description on the sex offender website...
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Postby ga.prime » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:00 pm

bball wrote:I suspect boondocks is on the right track. Different times with different values. I know at 14 years old the primary thing on my mind was not tossing a football...that was a distant second. Nothing new under the sun, just different norms and values for different places on the timeline. There is a recent study out that says millenials are no where near as promiscuous as there previous generations...i suspect internet p*rn...that or its just too much work....

They'd rather stare at their cell phones.
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Postby WORANCH » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:34 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:Probably from large families as well. Several living in a small house, you might want out as quick as you could.

Some of the parents wanted them out...I grew up with a friend, his dad was 27 and their maw was 15,. When they married.they'd be hollerin rape nowadays...with a complete description on the sex offender website...


My grandmother married at 13 my grandfather was 20 .
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:42 pm

WORANCH wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:Probably from large families as well. Several living in a small house, you might want out as quick as you could.

Some of the parents wanted them out...I grew up with a friend, his dad was 27 and their maw was 15,. When they married.they'd be hollerin rape nowadays...with a complete description on the sex offender website...


My grandmother married at 13 my grandfather was 20 .



Wasn’t that unusual a 100 or more years ago. Kids didn’t live at home into their 20’s and 30’s.
Just in my generation you were expected to get on your own when you graduated HS.
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Postby Craig Miller » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:08 pm

If I only expected to live to 60 I get an earlier start too
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:35 pm

Craig Miller wrote:If I only expected to live to 60 I get an earlier start too

60 Was a long life for some...
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