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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
LOVE FOR HUSBAND SHOULD NOT BE ALL OF A WOMAN'S LIFE.
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.)
Beyond the telegram stating that
he had arrived that Jack was really
very ill and that -he did not know
,when he would be home, I have not
lhad a word from Dick since he left
four days ago. I have not been well
at all during the last few days. I ex
pect it is because I have really had
more time to think about myself.
" When a woman, little book, begins
to pity herself she is lost I am
afraid this is the trouble with Kitty
she is always longing for the love talk
and compliments thai Bill Tenney
used to give her and yet she wants
her husband to give them to her in
stead of Bill. I really expect that is
why Mrs. Tenney separated from Bill.
After marriage he reserved his flat
tery for some other woman. I have
'almost come to the conclusion, dear
little book, that no woman should
love her husband too much. My!
Wouldn't some of our oldfashioned
friends sigh if they could read this.
??hey would probably call me one of
hose new woman who are trying to
eliminate love from their lives, When
-you and I know, little respository of
.my deepest secrets, that I feel more
and more that love is the only "thing
that we really know is immortal it is
the divine within us, it is the mystic
force that he developed humanity
'"from the beast to man; it is the root
'of religion, for through it man de
veloped his imagination and through
fhis imagination his soul.
But sometimes I think we women
Tnever try to develop into well-rounded
'human beings; we take up only
? one side of ourselves. We must re
- member thatwe are of mind, body
yand spirit and that we must develop
this trinity or we live only a deformed
life. If we give our whole lives to
""mate love between man and woman,
when our mate dies or is taken from
us we are bereft of all nower to live I
with any degree of happiness for
ourselves or others.
Although Mother Waverly would
be shocked if told that this was the
love she had developed, that is what"
'makes her and those about her so un
happy now that Dad has passed out
of her life.
I am becoming every day more and
more to understand that every wom
an should have other interests than
just her husband; another outlook
than just her home. Many a woman
has loved her husband devotedly and
made him perfectly unhappy by tell
ing him so by word and deed every
minutes they were together.
You see, little book, I am very lone
some for Dick, and I am trying to
argue myself into a frame of mind
where I will go about my everyday
affairs and not allow his absence to
take all the interest I have in living
out of it
But, oh! I want him with me now.
When he is away I guess I endow him
with all the goodness and graces that
I long for in him he is just Dick, my
Dick, that wooed me with the impet
uous passion that took me off my feet
nearly four years ago. I forget all
other other things of our life together
during those eventful four years S I
only know I love Dick with all his
faults and that I shall love him as
long as he loves me. What I shall do
when he does not love me any more
I know not.
I have been reading over some of
the preceding pages, little book, and
I have wondered what the people who
neither knew Dick nor me would
think of us could they read them.
The one thing. I have concluded
while I alternately laughed and cried
over some of the recorded episodes .is
that Dick is no story book hero, and
certainly I, Margie Waverly, am no
dear little heroine, endowed with all
the namby pamby virtues and none ot