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A NEW SOCIETY JOIN ,
There were eight girls at luncheon. The lunch hour was or
dinarily the oasis in the desert of the day's work. But this day an
impromptu indignation meeting was infull swing and you know
about how eight girls would worry a- grievance and growl over it.
All at once the absurdity of piling up fhe agony occurred to
oncpf them and she said "It gets worse and worse aridbigger and
bigger the more we talk. Let's put a period to Jth'e incident by
adopting a resolution never to repeat an unkind remark no matter if
vje know it is justified. "
The idea found favor immediately, and then one of them had
what really was an inspiration. Let's agree that every one of us
shall take as much pains to repeat pleasant stories or remarks as we
tfyink the folks we've been talking about took to spread gos'sip"
They all agreed, and being busy bodies and enthusiasts in- "
anything they undertook, it soon "became a slogan with them, "Oh -lye
got such a, pretty story for you."
Several of them were stenographers, one was a demonstrator,
another secretary to a corporation, one did society notes for a '
newspaper, one -was a nurse and just one was a woman of wealth ,
who reckoned her adoption into that circle as a great boon, and who
is singled out for mention to prove that money or the lack of it cuts
no figure with people concerned with realities. She was as good
and "glad a booster as any. 1
It wasn't long before those girls had acquired such a habit of
gladness at their pretty stories that they were looked out for and '
welcomed everywhere judges, fawyers, doctors, editors and weary,
ones in any calling going out of their way to meet them and often
to bless them. '
This is the true story of the beginning of "We're Here," a J
society without constitution, by-laws, officers, roll call, dues, or
stated place .of meeting. Its purpose is the elimination of world
sorrow You already belong if you have sealed yotfr lips to all but"
glad gossip and resolved faithfully to do as much of that as possible! ',
If, unfortunately, you: drop
your watchin Water put it at once
into a, cup of alcohol and keep it
there until you can get it to a
watchmaker. If there isn't any al
cohol at hand keep it soaking in
water, until you can get it to a
watchmaker. As long asit is tin
der water the air will not get to ifi
and it cannot rust.
The millenium will be a
time when people carry out
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