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Seniors Make Foolish Marriages, Judge Says

Nov. 22, 1919, Briggs
“A Pathetic Scene on the Nineteenth,” by Clare Briggs

Nov. 22, 1919, Marriage

Nov. 22, 1919: A judge trying a divorce case between a 55-year-old woman and her 67-year-old husband says: "I wish you would keep your old folks down in Long Beach from making foolish marriages."

"It can't be done, your honor, as long as we have parks and the Pike," the attorney replies.

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