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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
DOMESTICITY AND POLITICS MIXED
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
I left Dick with Hany and Mr.
Hatton and wenfc-uj to the nursery
where I knew I should find Eliene.
The twins rose up in a bunch of
arms and legs from Toddy's bed in
which they were both lying and wel
comed me with a shout.
"Dear me! Margie, now that you
have come I'll never get these chil
dren to go to bed properly," said
"Tell us a tory," they begged in
"No, dears, Aunt Margie must not
tell you a 'tory tonight as mother
has guests downstairs and Aunt Mar
gie and Mother must be going down
there to entertain them."
Budge subsided meekly but Toddy
kept up his requets for a "tory" un
til his mother said: "Toddy if you
don't stop asking for a 'tory I'll
make Budge get over into his own
bed and leave you alone."
"All right," acquiesced Budge be
ginning to get out of bed directly.
"Turn back, turn back, Buddy, I'll
be good I'll be good."
Toddy is just like Harry the
Harry his father was at the time he
was born determined to have every
thing he wanted and then imploring
"turn back turn back" when he finds
those he loves are deserting him be
cause of his selfishness.
In their tiny pajamas the twins are
adorable. Strange that with their big
brown eyes and blonde curly hair
they look more like Eliene than
Harry. Last night Toddy-in his quiet
but absolutely commanding way ask
ed for one more "Us" until Eliene told
him with decision: "Now this is the
"But not the lastist, muwer," was
his adorable plea as he put up his
lips for "ust one more."
Suddenly my heart began to ache.
"jECiss Aunt Margie, darling," I said
holding out my arms. It was Budge,
however, that quietly came into
them and placed his sweet baby lips
on mine. Toddy was more intent
upon the game of getting the lov
ing from his "muwer"- than he was
of loving anyone else.
"Aren't they angels?" asked Eliene
as we left Then she stopped short
in the wide hall at the head of the
stairs. "Margie, if the good God
sends me a daughter I'll be too happy.
I don't believe I'll have a baby girl be
cause such bliss is too great for this
"Don't you worry, dear Eliene,
about the coming baby. It will bring
its own joy with it and even if it is
a boy you will find that life as well as
everything else will adjust itself in
"That's just it, Margie, we are al
ways having to adjust ourselves and I
for one rebel. Here am I who to
many, many people I suppose stand
for everything that is luxurious and
joyful in the world and you know,
Margie dear, that I have not been
truly happy ever."
"Now, Eliene, don't be foolish," I
exposulated. "I know what is the
matter with you. You don't have
enough to do. You see the boys are
getting older and since you have
found that you are going to have a
baby of your very own you have not
spent quite so much of your days
with them consequently you have
had more time to give up to morbid
"Eliene you must remember that
the past is past. Don't live it over
again in memory. The futures al
though you may have hopes, holds no
certainty; the present is all any of
us have. Today Harry loves you
more than most women are loved.
You have everything that money can
buy. Your babies -adore you and you
have the satisfaction of knowing that
you are giving them a much more
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