Friday, April 17, 2015

O ~ Old Maid

In the community I grew up in, the average age for a girl to get married was 19½.

If they weren't in a serious courtship by the age of twenty-one, their chances of ever getting married dropped dramatically, and most resigned themselves to the fact that they would most likely be an old maid.

Old maids didn't move out of their parent's homes. Instead they would be the ones then caring for the aging parents once that was necessary, even moving into a dawdy haus with them.


  1. It was 18 in my group of friends. And I got married at 18. Way too young...

  2. I agree about that age but we were young and dumb I guess. Hindsight sure is nasty some times.

  3. I was married at 19 and a mother at 20. Way, way too young.

  4. I didn't get married until I was 25. I'm glad I wasn't considered an old maid. I certainly didn't feel like one. Jamie and I had out first child when I was 28 and he was 30.

  5. I got married when I was 20 and now I look back and see what a child I was!


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