My Guess is...
Posted by Captain Everett on March 20, 1998 at 21:41:39:
In response to "two wives are allowed in the army"? (nfm), written by P. Bingham on March 20, 1998 at 19:41:34
] ] Can't date this one :-(
] ] last verse of "The Gentleman Soldier"
] ] "Oh, Soldier, dearest Soldier, won't you marry me?"
] ] "Oh, no, my dearest Polly, that can never be!
] ] For I've a wife already, and children I have three.
] ] Two wives are allowed in the Army, but one's too many for me!"
Most soldiers carried a small sewing kit (needles, thread, perhaps a spare button or two, etc. in a rolled up package) which was referred to as a "housewife."
I remain, etc.
- Ah! I'm a little slow sometimes. (nfm) P. Bingham 18:41:50 3/21/98 (0)
- They still do;-) Caroline 21:50:56 3/20/98 (0)
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