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The family that...

Posted by ESC on June 28, 2000

In Reply to: Myth posted by Patricia C. Graef on June 28, 2000

: Family that plays together, stays together.

I don't know who coined that phrase. But it's obviously a variant of this one:

FAMILY THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER, THE - "Religious families are less likely to disintegrate. Originated by commercial writer Al Scalpone and used as the motto of the Roman Catholic Family Rosary Crusade by Father Patrick Peyton. It first saw print on April 3, 1948, in 'St. Joseph Magazine' (Oregon)..." From the "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).