>> Monday, December 17, 2007
I've been carrying around this little scrip of paper for most of my life; it's been moving from book to book as a marker and I've always intended to DO something with it - thus, time to DIGITIZE and put it on the web. It's a clipping from a newspaper, and I'll just post the entire text right here:
Dear Miss Page: Will you please give me the rhymes of the months relating to marriage? It begin, "Marry when the year is new." - SOPHIE
Marry when the year is new,
Always loving, kind and true.
When February birds to mate,
You may wed, nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow,
Joy and sorry both you'll know.
Marry in April when you can,
Joy for maiden and for man.
Marry in the month of May,
You will surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses blow,
Over land and sea you'll go.
Those who in July do wed,
Must labor always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be,
Many a change are sure to see.
Marry in September's shine,
Your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry,
Love will come, but riches tarry.
If you we in bleak November,
only joy will come, remember.
When December's snows fall fast,
Marry, and true love will last.