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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MARGIE WONDERS WHAT HER NEW LIFE WILL BRING HER
I only mourned through. bitter tears
My loss in sorrow's blindness.
Dear little book, within your pages
lie the histories of many lives dear
to me. You have chronicled the
comedies and tragedies of many of
my friends, you have within you
the whole process df the character
in the making of Margie Waverly.
And now, little book, I have come to
another place where I know there
is to be a change in the path I must
At the first wild emotion which
filled me when I fell in love with Dick,
you remember, little book, I wanted
simply to submerge myself in him.
I had the instincts only of the primal
woman. J wanted to belong. But I
learned no thinking woman of today
can belong to anyone but herself.
Then came the reaction and disap
pointment when I found Dick was
not satisfied with me alone, and cer
tainly I was not satisfied to be one
of the 57 varieties of women that are
supposed to appeal to the taste of
Little book, the awakening was bit
ter to Margie Waverly. My soul had
been buffeted and hurt almost beyond
belief. I almost came to the con
clusion that nothing mattered but
Now I am in a coma as far as emo
tions, ambitions, enthusiasms or
ideals are concerned. It seems my
body is taking so much of the real
me in the purely physical process of
making me well that my soul is su
pine and fallow, waiting for I know
Yesterday Eliene sent me an un
signed poem. Its stanzas fit most
admirably my mood of today.
"Straight through my heart this fact
By Truth's own hand is driven : -Life
never takes one thing awayT
But something else is given.
"I did not know in earlier years
This law of love and kindness;
"I thought it only happened so,
But Time this truth has taught me:
No least thing from my life can go
But something else is brought me."
Little book, I seem to be standing
on one side of the door with my hand
on the latch. When I open it what
shall I find? It may seem strange
Sit my whole being thrills with the
ought that life still holds some
thing new for me'.
(To Be Continued)
SERVING SWEET POTATOES
Serve broiled sweet potatoes with
creamed meats; cut cooked potatoes
into thin "slices, dip in melted butter
and brown over hot coals.
Serve baked sweet potatoes with
roast sirloin of beef, rolled steak or
Serve sweet potato stuffing with
turkey, young pig, roast pork ten
derloins, duck, or rabbit.
Serve sweet potato croquettes with
creamed sweet breads.
Serve glaced or browned sweet po
tatoes with wild game.
Serve potato fritters with creamed
Serve stuffed sweet potatoes with
FIRELESS COOKED RICE
If one wishes to use a fireless cook
er, add a cup of well-washed rice to
three cups of boiling water in which
two level teaspoons of salt are dis
solved. Cook for five minutes, and
then put in a fireless cooker. In two
hours the rice should be done. If
any water remains unabsorbed it can
be drained off.
Rice varies somewhat in the
amount of water it absorbs and the
housekeeper accordingly should vaxy
the amount of water usedj