OT ~ Trivia Facts from the 1500s

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PA_grandma
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   Posted 11/5/2011 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Here are some facts about the 1500s...I'll post some more every day (until I run out!). Please add to the list, if you can.
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Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell,
Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

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   Posted 11/5/2011 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow,

I didn't know this. I remember something about it, but I didn't know that they got married in June because they took a yearly bath in May? Wow... Smelly honeymoon...

I will look for some facts too. But I am not very good at it. I enjoy reading these things too. Pretty cool...

Thanks Joyce, you make the forum fun...

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PA_grandma
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   Posted 11/5/2011 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well Karen,  looks like I've been skunked.  This info was sent to me by my sister-in-law, but a friend of hers (who also got the email).... said it was a lot of bunk, and included this website.
 
 
I've read 'snopes' before... in fact have them saved in my favorites.. but it looks like the email is funny but not factual.  Oh well, I tried.
~ Joyce

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   Posted 11/5/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
It is believeable though Joyce. I think I have read facts liike these before. But I know how you feel. Snopes has a lot of factual wisdom. It is always good to check things out on there.

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Alaskah
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   Posted 11/5/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
That actually wouldn't surprise me, real or not. I believe soap was very expensive back in the day, and so more of a luxury? I could be wrong. Personally I'm not a fan of how most flowers smell, and I don't think they would overpower the smell of not having a proper bath.

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   Posted 11/5/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
joyce, very interesting, thx, jamie
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