Al Bender Advertises

Those who have yet to find their own sweethearts for February 14 may wish to follow the lead of Skidmore’s Al Bender in 1898:

Al Bender wishes the public to know, especially all marriageable ladies, that he is on the market.  After a half century’s struggle to make a living he decided a helpmate would be a pretty good thing.

– Skidmore Standard, September 2, 1898, vol. 4, issue 19, page 5

If his descendants are out there, we would be delighted to hear that Mr. Bender’s strategy worked.

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