Go ahead and flick your boogers, folks — just not into the wind!
Section 30-4-1 Separate property of wife – Property held prior to marriage or acquired after marriage. All property of the wife, held by her previous to the marriage or to which she may become entitled after the marriage in any manner, is the separate property of the wife and is not subject to the liabilities…
It seems like there is a story behind this one, but we haven’t been able to dig it up yet. We assume that this was a well-intentioned law meant to maintain dignity and order during church. With the current “mustache” craze, maybe someone should give it a try and see what happens!
The “Rule of Thumb” originated in Rome, under the rule of Romulus, in approximately 753 BC. It dictated how large of a stick that a husband could use to beat his wife. Almost 1000 years later, women briefly had “rights” if their beatings were unjustified. However, those rights were short-lived, lasting only about 100 years….
Picture thanks to: JAW-SHOE-WHAH
Sec. 23-21. Required. It shall be unlawful for any fortuneteller, as defined in section 23-1, to practice fortunetelling within the city or its police jurisdiction, without first obtaining a permit therefor in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. (Code 1965, § 22-2)