Man of Her Dreams

By Patricia B. Mitchell

A tongue-in-cheek news article from the August 20, 1874, Chatham, Virginia Tribune contains the following:

A young lady of Chatham, who attended a wedding of a friend, put a piece of the wedding cake under her pillow and went to bed with the happy belief that she would dream of her future husband.

That evening at the reception the young girl had eaten a large dish of ice cream, a large serving of strawberries, several sweet cakes and two large pickles.

She now says she would rather remain single all her life than marry the man she saw in her dreams.