Parody chain letter. Wife exchange. "One man broke
the chain and got his own wife back." (first) US, 1939.
This chain was started in Reno
in the hope of bringing happiness to all tired businessmen. Unlike most chains,
this one does not cost you any money.
Simply send a copy of this letter to five male friends, then bundle up
your wife and send her to the fellow whose name heads the list.
When your name works up to the top you will in return receive 15,178 gorgeous
femmes. Have faith. Do not let the chain break.
One man broke the chain and got his own wife back.
Published: Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania), 3 Nov. 1939,
p. 4. Title: "Chain Letter Unchains The Ball-and-Chain" Entered by DWV,
Dec. 9, 2013.
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