Evelyn Goes to College
Evelyn Hazen entered college at the young age of 14. She was a young, naive girl, raised by a very proper victorian woman. She falls in love with a man named Ralph Scharringhaus.
For over 15 years, the two have a relationship. They start having sex early on. She agrees with the promise of marriage. There are several love letters where he talks about when they will get married. But he continually delays marriage with excuses and lies.
When Ralph breaks it off with Evelyn, she feels lost and afraid. She is in her early 30s and her reputation is in tatters. So, she files a lawsuit against Ralph for breach of promise of marriage and seduction. Image what it was like for her in the 1930s, to have the whole world know that she had sexual relations outside of marriage. She was embarrassed and devastated. But stood up for herself and did what she had to do. Want to know more? Listen to the podcast on touristinyourtownpodcast.com
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8 thoughts on “Evelyn Hazen: A Story of Sex, Lies, and Love Letters”
I’ve been looking for a prototype of a house that I imagined the girls’ fiction series character, Judy Bolton, to live in. Now if all goes well, I can rotate it to see both sides and do a surrealistic rendering of at least 3/4 of what I imagined back then.
I do have some side pics of the house as well, if you would like to see those.
I certainly would! Thank you!
I’ve added a gallery to the bottom of the post with more photos. I bet you can find more on their website. http://www.mabryhazen.com/
Wow, those are super!!
I hope they help!
I can’t do the podcast right now but if you ever do a follow up post – tell us more! Fascinating brave woman, Sharon!