Funny Advice To The Lovelorn From A 1940s Magazine

Q. 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?

Ans. 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.


Not sure where this came from but it’s clearly not contemporary.