Author(s): Ruth Smythers
In 1894, Ruth Smythers, 'Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers', wrote:
'One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly...'
The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young brides is side-splitting today and an eye-opener to how our love lives have changed in just over a century.
Ruth Smythers was beloved wife of the Reverend L.D. Smythers, Pastor of the Arcadian Methodist Church of the Eastern Regional Conference.