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THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
YOU CANT GO BACK TO SWEETHEART DAYS
(Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
"Here, here," said Dick, "we've got 1
to cut this out. This is being old
married folk, not sweethearts."
We had reached the cracker and
cheese part of our dinner and found
we were talking of household and
family topics exclusively.
But when we tried to say some of
the old foolish things which seemed
so interesting before marriage they
fell rather flat. I found myself telling
Dick all about my troubles in fixing
up the apartment and recounting the
troubles of Mary and Jack. Dick also
was telling me about an order that
he was finding hard to place.
You see we are like any other part
ners who find it hard to keep from
talking over their business when they
"I Jkst won't have you talking and
thinking of work and trouble all the
time," said Dick, "let's hurry up this,
coffee and go to a show."
There was nothing in town except
a musical show, so I knew we were
"booked" for that.
I have always wondered just where
the appeal of the average musical
show is. Of course there is plenty of
color and action, but the awful puns
that are supposed to be funny only
disgust me and the sight of a lot of
degenerate men young and old
fussing around a number of women
who are always advertising the most
ancient of woman's professions sick
They are introducing a number of
new dances on the stage, however,
which are interesting. Some of them
are really beautiful in a sensuous way
and some of them are frankly por
nographic. The dancing craze seems
to have struck the whole world. You
see it on the stage, its votaries dress
ed and undressed, and in society ev
ery one is doing the turkey trot and
other grotesque dances.
When the girls at "the show" came
forward with some new idea in turkey
trotting which I saw on the bills was
called the "Texas Tommy," Dick was
very much interested. "I'll have to
get Eleanor to teach me that," he
"How do you know she knows how
to do it?" I asked.
"Leave it to that girl to learn all
the dance steps as soon as they are
shown on the stage or anywhere
else," he answered.
"I think I'll learn them, too," I
"Are you sure your leg is strong
"It is perfectly well," and then I
laughed a little for I knew that Dick
was not half as solicitous about my
broken leg as he was over the fact
that if I learned those dances I would
probably be dancing them with other
men than himself.
Dick tried to ask me innocently:
"What are you grinning about?"
"I was thinking what fun I was
going to have doing the "Texas Tom
my" with Jim Edie. He dances quite
as well as Eleanor Fairlow, you
Dick's expression was so ridiculous
that I had to smile again. I could see
that his idea of me dancing the
"Texas Tommy" with even one of
his best friends was not particularly
pleasing to him.
He had never had the "sauce for
the gander is sauce for the goose"
idea brought home to him before and
I could see it was working.
I have learned that the way to
make Dick understand that he has no
right to take privileges that he will
not accord to me, is not by finding
fault with him, but by laughingly talc
ing it for granted that he will allow
me to do anything he does.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)