*I got married the first time when I was young and strong, and I carried my wife for almost 14 years.
Who knew that if I’d LITERALLY carried her for just under 300 yards, I could have won lots of beer and cash?
Who knew there were annual wife-carrying contests throughout the world? The genre’s name is a misnomer, as you don’t actually have to be married to throw a woman over your shoulders and navigate a few challenging, muddy, watery obstacle courses on your way to the grand prize!
I haven’t managed to find one African American couple who competed this year. Didn’t really surprise me. White people can come up with the damndest stuff!
This year’s North American Wife Carrying Championship took place last week in Newry, Maine. (Maine. That’s probably part of why no black folks were around.)
44 couples competed, being tested by an obstacle course that included log hurdles, sand traps, and lots of mud.
That’s another barrier for us. Sistahs are NOT feeling the mud in the weave. Nope.
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