Parody of money chain letter (published). "Wife exchange." Dated letter. US, 1957.

Dear Friend:
  This chain letter was started by a man like yourself in the hope it will bring relief to tired business men.
  This does not cost you anything. Kindly send a copy of this letter to five of your friends who seem equally tired and discouraged.
  Bundle up your wife and send her to the man whose name appears at the top of the list and then add your name to the bottom of it.
  When your name comes to the top of the list, you will receive 16,740 women. Some of them will be dandies.
  You must always have faith. Do not break this chain. One man broke the chain and he got HIS OLD LADY back again.
P.S. At the date of this writing, a friend of mine received 556 women. They buried him yesterday. It took three undertakers 35 hours to get the smile off his face.

From: Dundes, Alan. 1966. Chain Letter: A Folk Geometric Progression. Northwest Folklore, vol. 1, No. 2, Winter. Full text (letter) of wife exchange parody.


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