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more generous of his time, money
and thought for us than mother, but
with mother his slightest wish was
law. She made of him a god to
"We girls learned early that moth
er's whole thought was for Dad and
she was utterly unconscious that she
was doing us any wrong by it.
"The night my father died I stood
with her at the foot of the bed and
watched his life ebb. She was silent
and learless mother was never
demonstrative but finally s"he look
ed at me and said: 'Eliene, my life
is going out with your father's. He
has been my whole incentive to live.
I cannot see myself in the land of the
living without him.'
"As I looked into her face I un
derstood that could she have thrown
her four daughters' lives into the bal
ance and kept her husband she would
have done so gladly. We meant noth
ing to her when placed beside him.
"Her REAL life ended with father.
Although she lived some years after
ward, we nor anyone else wereof a.ny
comfort to her. Her real self was
buried with him she began to die
the day we buried him.
"Somewhere, Margie, I have read
a commandment to parents: 'Give to
your child what your parents neglect
ed to give to you.'
"From the time I was old enough
to think I wanted babies to give them
the mother love and devotion that I
missed from my life that my mother
never gave me.
"I don't need to tell you how dis
appointed I was as time went on and
I did not have a baby. It simply spoil
ed my life and I know 'I made Hary
miserable, for I just could not be hap
py without children.
"Wh.en I found out about the twins
naturally I was heartbroken and I
went up there that day to wreak ven
geance on that poor woman's fam
ily. But when I saw those babies I
could not say any of the ugly things
thaL.had-been-in jny. heart All the
mother love I had in me cried out for
them. I dorhoticriow what" I would
have done jf-.tfievr jnptherhad. lived.
"It may seem strange to you, Mar
gie, but I'loved them better because
they were Harry's. ,1 hated his ter
rible deceit, and Icould-not forgive
him the wrohghe'had don'e to me and
to 'the other woman' lying-there' so
cold ancLstill, Jjuthe was my husband,
dear hat! "been5 my lovers I hoped
that the part? of. himtfiat heliad given
those babieswastfie'best of bom
I could lqvehiip;fn-them even while I
tried to forget the, real 'him' that had
hurt me sq badly. "" ,
"It's a quei leeUng', Margie, and
'l can't expfainlt to you, but now that
I have myhies I can't hate any
one any more notleyen.fiflhw"
FAVOR ITE-OF. ROPE HELPS TO
COMPLETE-BIG TEN-YEAR JOB
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Cardinal Guistlni js secretary of
the Congregation of the Sacraments
at Rome. He -is a great, favorite of
Pope Pius and a member of his im
portant commission for the codifica
tion of the canon law. The latter is
a gigantio-woFk-that-has-now been Id
progress for'ten years
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