Old Maids Anecdotes (Post No.4019)

Compiled by London Swaminathan
Date: 20 June 2017
Time uploaded in London- 18-09
Post No. 4019
Pictures are taken from various sources such as Face book, Wikipedia and newspapers; thanks.


I worry!

At a recent dinner, the Reverend Dr Minot J Savage told a story of a lady who was asked ,

“Do you ever think of getting married?”

“Think?” She answered, with asperity, “I worry:

(asperity= harshness of tone or manner)


Question to actress


Maude Adams, the famous actress, was in her dressing room preparing for a performance. Her old coloured maid was dressing her hair when, without warning, she said,

“When you gwing to git married, Miss Maudie?”

“Oh, replied the star laughingly, I don’t think I will ever get married .”

“Well”, said the old servant , in a soothing tone as though to comfort her mistress, “they do say old maids is the happies’ kind after they quit struggling.”

(spelling and grammar: given the way they speak)


Not a fussy Old Maid!

It was the maid’s day off and the lady of the house was doing her own marketing. On her way home she happened to meet the girl who was wheeling a baby carriage which contained a smiling set of twins. Stopping to pet the children she casually asked the maid ,

“And whose children are these?”

“Mine, Ma’am”

“Yours, Sally, why I always thought you were an old maid”

Well, madam, I is. But I ain’t a fussy old maid.”



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