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MY SUMMER SEARCH FOR LOVE TRUE STORY
OF THE POOR GIRL WITHOUT A HOME
"WELL UJHATS" THE. USE. Of "BEING GOOD -IT
PONT G&T VOO ftNVWHE.AE-.
BY ETHEL G-
My last experience in accepting
the attentions of a man without be
ing able to invite him to my home
has thoroughly discouraged me.
I have given up.
I expect that I, who would make
a good wife and who love children,
will die an old maid, simply because
the "respectable" part of society will
not allow me to be frankly courted 1
in semi-puDuc places, ana tne men
who try to court me in semi-private
places do not mean marriage.
Some women may,get an idea-I am
not a self-respecting girl, quite
worthy of their respect; but I am!
Every girl in qut office but me had
a home, and every girl was stuck on
the head bookkeeper, 37, and hand
some. He neverJooked at those girls, and
when he singled me out, after I had
ben in thexoffllce about six months
I felt very much flattered."4
I know now that he singled me out
onl because he knew he could noC
force his illegitimate attentions on. a
girl who had a home. Wh$n he
asked me if I would go to supper
with him at a certain restaurant, of
course I accepted, ahd I only did
what every other girl in the office
would be glad to have done.
We worked late and went directly
to the restaurant. Knowing that I
was going to do this, I wore my best
tailored suit to work and brought my
Georgette crepe waist in -a box and
put it on in the girls' rest room.