Monday, August 10, 2009

On Weddings and Anniversaries!

Tomorrow is a very special day for me - my silver wedding anniversary! I thought it might be fun to post a few of Jane Austen's comments on the married state. As for me, 25 years have just flown by - I am so fortunate to have met and married and spent 25 years with the most wonderful man in the entire universe! Happy Anniversary Romanus!

A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter.

Emma

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor - which is one very strong argument in favour of Matrimony...

Letter to Fanny Knight, 1817

It was a very proper wedding. The bride was elegantly dressed - the two bridesmaids were duly inferior - her father gave her away - her mother stood with salts in her hand, expecting to be agitated - her aunt tried to cry - and the service was impressively read...

Mansfield Park

Till it does come, you know, we women never mean to have anybody. It is a thing of course among us, that every man is refused - till he offers.

Persuasion


And finally...

Marriage is a great Improver.

From a letter to Cassandra 1798

7 comments:

Charleybrown said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby! Wow, 25 years is quite a feat.
Blessings for many more to come!

Janeite Deb said...

Congratulations Jane on your 25th wedding anniversary! A nice post and as always, a lovely drawing!
Deb

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you! I'm having a lovely time - away for a couple of days celebrating.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary Jane! May the next 25 years be as sweet!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you - I still can't quite believe it - where did all that time go to?!!!

Sue Wilkes said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both, Jane! Sorry I missed it! Hope you both has a very special day.

Jane Odiwe said...

Thanks, Sue, we had a really lovely time!