“I’ll take you, burden and all”

“You say you may be a cripple. Well, what are you going to
do if you are? Your father and mother are old; you can’t expect them to take
care of you all your life. You say you couldn’t be a burden on me. Well — what will you be — a public charge? If
you’ve got to be a burden on someone, and I want you for my burden, what
have you to say about it?

I’ll take you, burden and all,“

1918, American lady to her fiancé soldier at the front – American
Magazine, Volume 85
– Photo: 1918, just married
– courtesy of Tynemouth WW1 Project.