Marriage and Mirage– More Anecdotes

Compiled by London Swaminathan
Date: 16 June 2017
Time uploaded in London- 10-37 am
Post No. 4006
Pictures are taken from various sources such as Face book, Wikipedia and newspapers; thanks.


Hope over Experience


A gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage married a second time , immediately after his first wife died.

Dr Johnson said of him,” His conduct was the triumph of hope over experience”.



Marriage is Mirage


George Ade was fond of telling the following story,

“I was sitting with a little girl of eight one afternoon. She looked up from the copy of Hans Anderson she was reading and asked innocen ly

“Does ‘m… i…. r… a… g.. e’  spell marriage, Mr Ade?”

“Yes, my child”, said I .


At last she sleeps Alone!

At a Hollywood party the guests were playing a game which required each one to write an epitaph for himself.

A much-married actress was sitting next to Robert Benchley and complained that she did not know what to write for herself.

Benchley said, “I will write it for you”.

He did so, and passed on her slip with his to be read out.

The epitaph when read was,

“At last she sleeps alone”.



Regards, but not Marriage!

A celebrated wit was asked why he did not marry a young lady to whom he was much attached.

“I know not, he replied, except the great regard we have for each other”.



Cross and Circle!


Into the office came a negress to collect her weekly wages.

In signing for them, she drew a circle.

“How it is , Mandy”, she was asked, “that you make a circle instead of your usual cross?”

“Why”, she said, “I done got married again and changed my name.”







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