Friday, 8 April 2016

A jazz orchestra is no place to find a husband

I am a young girl 18 years old and have a boy friend just two years older. We love each other very much, but my parents will not permit us to marry because he plays the saxophone in a jazz orchestra. What can I do?

A jazz orchestra is no place to find a husband, but if you must take a chance, a man who plays the saxophone is better than one who plays the flute. Personally, we wouldn't trust even the drummer.

Question and answer from a 1933 magazine via

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    1. A hilarious classification of musicians. Thanks, Karen!

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    1. A great recommendation, indeed! Thanks, Wim!