Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21: Courting Candle

Day 21: Courting Candle
Originally uploaded by hcuevas_98

The courting candle was used to limit the amount of time a potential suitor could spend with a father's daughter. If the father was dissatisfied with the potential suitor, the wooden peg was lowered to reduce the amount of time that could be spend with his daughter.(When the flame reached the iron candle holder, time was up.) This candle was given to us after we were married and I guess I am fortunate that my bride replaces the candle regularly so I can keep hanging around. ;)

Maybe I'll use it when my daughters start dating.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating info, Hiram. I've never heard of this candle. What a hoot.