[LMB] What I read on my winter vacation

Aruvqan aruvqan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 01:04:34 GMT 2016



On 1/9/2016 9:04 AM, Gretchen Wright wrote:
> Beguilement “What are the parents thinking? They’re letting their child be carried off by a 55 year old?
Because the farmer population do not have the same 'magic' healers the 
Lakewalkers have, and childbearing [and cooking with fire] were more 
responsible for women dying in pretechnical/pre modern medicine 
times...so a man might have a second and even third wife, and you are 
going to marry young [until your really twilight years when you might 
marry a widow woman for 'comfort' and housekeeping after all the kids 
are grown. So Farmers would see no real issue with older men and post 
menarch women.

Probably now what Herself had in mind, but quite plausible given the 
parallels to historic pre-technical Ohio Valley [Ca 1700-1750]

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