widows & weddings.
Posted by P. Bingham on April 08, 1998 at 12:53:18:
In response to Mourning period for widow, written by April V. on April 07, 1998 at 22:51:42
I thought the waiting period in polite society was one year but that is not my specialty! Anyway, out of necessity, these waiting periods were not au rigor. Some ladies might be left penniless after the death of their husband and then would need to remarry in order to protect themselves and their children if they had any. No one would think of frowning on a woman in such an instance. There would be other instances too, of course, but I can't think of one right now. The key word is practicality. Like Caroline mentioned, it really depends on the circumstances of your widow. If she were a young, lovely and fabulously wealthy widow and she remarried without any time consideration at all, there would likely be more than a few chatterbugs whispering behind her back and boldly glaring right into her face.
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