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foreign countries. She came back i beautiful flower imparts something,
with a lot of good new ideas. But of its exquisite charm to the constant
she still clings to the notion that the 1 beholder.
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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
"a perfect honeymoon day
I have been thinking of all the wo
men who have visited Niagara Palls
on their honeymoon trip, and I won
der if any of them were ever as hap
py as I have been today.
This morning Dick saw by the
paper that Mr. Eaton has recom
mended his books at last night's
meeting of the school board, and we
started for the Palls innigh spirits.
Dick insisted upon going by au
tomobile, although I thought it very
extravagant. "Thia is my first wed
ding trip, and I want it to be my very
best one," he said. "Even if it does
take all the money the firm gave me.
Anyway, Margie, if I get that deal
through I'll make the firm pay the
expenses for thi3 whole bloomin'
Dick's idea of humor and mine are
quite different, but I cannot help
smiling when he talks about his
"first" wedding trip as though there
were another waiting for him just
a year or so off. He always smiles
that dear, old, crooked smile and
gives me a swift, tender look as he
says it, for I always catch my breath
a little at the thought that cither he
or I will ever have another wedding
trip. I think Dick feels the same, but
he likes to tease me a little.
All the way to the Falls he kept
telling me that I had brought him
luck when I married him.
He said: "Margie, we'll show
some of those old croakers what a
real marriage is. You and I are not
going to let anything interfere with
our happiness, are we?"
"Of course not, Dick," I asquiesced,
"if we are sincere with each other
and respect each other's individual
rights there is no need of any sorrow
or hardship- coming between us. We
can bear them together, and I am
sure that will make life's trials easier
for both of us."
"Once in a while, Madge, when you'
get on your school teacher air you
are funny," said Dick. "Haven't you
been sincere with me or is this the
preliminary to asking me to relate my
entire past. Don't spring that old"
gag: 'Have you ever loved before?'
for I refuse, dear girl, to be serious
today. We'll do the Palls like regu
lar jays (sometimes I think the peo-(
pie we call 'jays' get more fun out of'
life than we who rather pride our
selves on our 'culcha.') So we'll go
ahead and admire the Falls to our1
hearts' content. I'll buy you any of;
the jimcracks you want; we'll have
our dinner over on the Canadian
side, and we'll even have some pos
tal photos, taken hand in hand with
the Palls as a background, to send
to the folks at home. We'll just en
joy ourselves as though there were
no yesterdays and as though all to
morrows were to be as sunny as
Dick is quite the best playfellow
I have ever known, and, although I
can't always shed all responsibility
and convention as quickly as he, it is
the trait I like best in him and I try
to follow his lead as closely as pos
sible. And truly I was like a child
in wonderland -when I saw the Falls.
Words seem too foolishly inadequate
when one comes upon the supreme
handiwork of nature.
Dick was very much amused at a
little actress who stood as far out as
possible at the place where we viewed
the "horseshoe" and called back to
her more timid companion:
"I don't know who the stage man
ager is, but, believe me, he's a dandy."
As we went down the gorge I slip