The Course of True Love

In springtime, a young person’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.  The wiser, older Skidmore Standard quotes the following from an exchange in its January 12, 1900 edition:

A traveling man the other day told this story:  “A young man was calling on his lady love one evening and remained rather late.  The girl’s father was waiting impatiently for the fellow to take his departure and from a room upstairs was listening through a register to what was transpiring below.  When the young man had his say and performed his part of the program the girl threw her arms about the fellow’s neck and with a kiss told him, ‘Charley, you’re the light of my life.’  A second later there was heard from upstairs, ‘Mary, put out the light and come up to bed.'”