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Wedding Anniversaries

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Fashion bas establisned a eustorn, of late years, of celebrating certain anniversarios of the marriage, these beiug named as follows: The celebration at the expiration of the flrst year is called tho cotton wedding; attwo years comes the paper; at three the leather; at the close of five years comes the irooden; at the seventh anniversary the fnends aesemble at the woolen, and at ten comes the tin. At twelve years the silk and fine linen; at fifteen the crystal wedding. At twenty the fiïends gather with their china, and at twenty-fivc the marrfed couple that have been truo to their vows for a quartor of a century are rewarded with silver gifts. From this time forward the tokcns of esteem become rapidly more vahiable. When the thirtieth anniversary is reached they are presented with pearls; at the fortieth comes the rubies; and at the flftieth occurs the glorious golden wedding. Beyond that time the aged couple are allowed to enjoy their many gifts in peace. If, however, by any possibility they reach the seventyiifth anniversary, they aro presented with the rarest gifts to be obtained, at the celebration of their diamond wedding. In i8suing the invitations for celebrating these anniversaries, it is customary to print them on a material emblemática! of tho occasion. Thus thin wood, leather, cloth, tin-foil, silk, silver, and gold paper, and other materials are brought into use. Of course, those who accept such invitations, and partake of the hospitalities of the host and hostess, arexpected to contribute to the collection of gifts tliat will grace the occasion.


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Michigan Argus