Their May-December marriage made headlines in early June of 1946, right along with worries over sky-rocketing milk prices (up one cent per quart!) and possible meat and bread shortages. One newspaper article noted that mothers were thinking about feeding their children cake instead of bread that night (let them eat cake!). However, for Mattie Large and her teenage husband, their marriage wasn’t such a big deal to them in the hills of eastern Kentucky near Louisa. It did raise eyebrows around the country though.
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shorty was my uncle i miss him dearly i live on my grandmothers his mothers land to this day
Thanks for stopping by! Mattie was quite a character.
She was my great grandmother
She was quite a character! Thanks for stopping by!
Do you still have sources for this piece?
She was my grandpa grandma my dad told me the story