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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MOTHER WAVERLY MARRIES
True to his promise or his threat
Dick started yesterday morning for
a long trip east. He left his itinerary
under my hat on thejiving room ta
ble. It provides for a month's ab
sence. On the bottom of the page he
has written: "Try and believe I love
you and am thinking of you every
Right after breakfast I called up
Eliene and she asked me if I had seen
the morning paper.
"Well your mother Waverly was
married last night to Morton Trent
"Yes, isn't it queer that after all
the fuss she has made about private
weddings that she slipped away
quietly and got married without any
fuss or feathers?"
"Do you know anything about him,
"Only that he is a man, I think, of
independent income. I believe he
was once a banker in, the small town
in .which they were married. I think
it is a splendid thing, Margie, for with
her peculiar temperament she must
have been very lonely. Some way,
dear, I like to think of two elderly
people like they are spending the re
maining few years of their lives to
gether. They will be great company
for one another. Mrs. Waverly is a
very good-looking woman although
she is about 60, isn't she?"
"Yes, Eliene she is 62, and how
old do you think he is?"
"Harry and I were talking about
him the other night and Harry said
he was a friend of his father's and he
thought he was about 65. My won't
the boys laugh when they hear it?"
"I wonder if Dick saw it this morn
ing. I think I'll wire him anyway."
"Is Dick away?"
"Yes, he has gone on a long trip
east But really, Eliene, I do not see
why anyone should laugh when old
people marry. I think when we get
old we need companionship more
than we do when we are younger."
Right here, little book, Eliene said
a strange thing.
"You are right, Margie, about mar
riage having a stronger tie than that
"But I never said there was a
"You said it when you spoke of old
people needing companionship more
than younger ones. Now take Mr.
and Mrs. Trent (goodness, little
book, how queer that sounded). I
expect they have many tastes in
common. They both are fond of so
cial functions. You ought to have
seen them dancing together the oth
"Oh, Eliene please don't joke me
"But it is truej my dear. They
were dancing, although they were
not proficient as you and Jim. Yet
they did not make a bad looking cou
ple I can tell you."
"But, Eliene, Mother Waverly I
beg her pardon, Mother Trent does
not approve of dancing. She was al
ways opposed to the stunts that Jim
and I attempted with the new steps."
"Well, she seems to have no objec
tion to the stunts she and Morton
pull off in the way of a rather sedate
"Isn't she the sly one, Eliene? I'll
bet she has a lot of new clothes and
she never let one of us have an ink
ling as to her intentions. It's a real
joke on Chadwick, who gave her all
"Well, possibly she could not have
made the match if shehad not had it
Old people are not blinded by roman
tic ideas, you know. They realize
that you can not keep two people as
cheaply as one."
"I certainly hope they will be hap
py, Eliene, and I shall watch the af
fair very closely. I am anxious to