Friday, February 20, 2009

23 Marriages....Guinness Book of Records

Alexandria native-born Linda Lou Taylor has been married 23 times. With this, she received notoriety again for her12-year-old record for 23 marriages.
Linda Lou Taylor was born in 1940 and was raised in Alexandria, in central Indiana. Her first marriage was in 1957 while her last known marriage was in 1996. She remembers that her first husband, George Scott, is the nicest. She was just 16 at the time and Scott was 31. She married Jack Gourley for three times and was wed to Fred Chadwick for just 36 hours. At present, Taylor is Mrs. Linda Wolfe. She was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most married woman in history. She is the most married person still alive.
68-year-old Taylor has been married to Scott, Street, Smith, Moyer, Massie, McMillan, Berisford, Chandler, Essex, etc.. She holds a Guinness World Record as the most married woman in history. As reported by Gannett News Service, Taylor mentioned that two of her husbands turned out to be gay, that she ended up homelessness for two, one cheated on her, and another choked and padlocked her into the refrigerator.
“It’s easy to sum up,” Taylor said of her oft-married life. “When I was younger I was just a snot-nosed kid but the neighborhood boys were all in love with me. They all wanted to marry me.”
Despite the failure of her 23 marriages and being single for more than a dozen years, Taylor mentioned that she has not ruled out future marriage. “I would get married again,” she told Gannett, “because, you know, it gets lonely.”


Personal note:
I have only been married twice and that was more than enough for this gal.........Although some keep telling me ....3rd time is a charm...hmmmmmm....

7 comments:

CLAY said...

after about 4 I would began to wonder if a person was capable of marriage--entertaining post.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Amazing! Truly amazing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Deedee said...

Hmmm. Seems Linda Lou learns nuthin' from her mistakes! The world is sure full of all kinds of people...keeps life interesting!

Louise said...

I am in my third marriage. My first was for love, my second for hugs, my third for life. Fingers crossed. I find it hard to see how you could find 23 excuses to get married, though! Phew!

Veronica said...

It's mind boggling... can you imagine trying to make sure that you said the right name at the right time..... !!!! Warm wishes, V xx

suZen said...

I've been on #3 myself for 28 years nows - declaring this one the keeper - so for me 3rd time was the charm. I cannot imagine trying to break in that many husbands - how exhausting. Obviously rather than break them in, she dumped them. Even THAT takes a toll on somebody - surprised she's still alive!
suZen

Operant said...

We all us a "vehicle" to live and to experience life by. Some of us use our professional occupations, religious affiliations, hobbies, while others use the insitution of marriage. Mrs. Wolfe certinly has lived the lifetime of many women! Bravo!