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  • 5minutes

    Note on bundling: the kids would be placed in a bed with separate blankets and a board… and would then be sewn into the bed so as to further prevent any immoral events. As stated, it was usually done at the girl’s house (so her parents could prevent any bad things from happening) and the 2 were expected to talk all through the night.

    So, if you’re thinking to yourself, “well, they’re teenagers and they’re going to figure out how to make things happen”… keep in mind that most homes of the period (up until the early 19th century) were 1-room affairs. At best, the kids would be up in the attic with the rest of their siblings, with mom and dad downstairs. So privacy wasn’t exactly widely available. Not to say it didn’t happen, but it would’ve been a challenge.

  • Rajimus123

    excellent list. did not know about any of these really 4, 7 and 8. the groom stealing one definitely creeps me out the same way it would with bride stealing. is that actually what Amish people wear to sleep??

  • auto devis

    All these cultures have somethings to teach us. It is not our place to judge them or analyse them through our vision of the wolrd

  • Nikhil

    In india, we rajputs kidnap any girl we want, nd are free to marry them, if they are unmarried.