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foreign countries. She, v came back
with "a lot of 'good new ideas. But
she stilT clings to the notion that the
beautiful flower imparts something
of its exquisite charm to the constant
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
" -. A PERFECT HONEYMOON DAY
I have J)een thinking of all the wo
men who have visited Niagara Falls
on their honeymoon trip, and I won
der if any of them were ever as hap
py as I have been today.
This morning Dick saw by the
paper that Mr. Eaton has recom
mended Jiis books at last night's
meeting of the school board, and we
started for the Falls in high spirits.
Dick insisted upon going by au
tomobile, although I thought it very
extravagant. "Thia is my first wed
ding trip, and I want it ta be my very
best one," he said. "Even if it does
take all the money the firm gave me.
Anyway, Margie, if I get that deal
through I'll make the firm pay the
expenses for this whole bloomin
Dick's idea of humor and mine are
quite different, but I cannot help
smiling when he talks about his
"first" wedding trip as though there
were another waiting for him just
a year or so off. He always smiles
that dear, old, crooked smile and
gives me a swift, tender look as he
says it, for I always catch my breath
a little at the thought that either he
or I will ever have another wedding
trip. I think Dick feels the same, but
he likes to tease me a little.
All the way to the Falls he kept
telling me that I had brought him
luck when I married him.
He said: "Margie, we'll show
some of those old croakers what a
real marriage is. You and I are not
going to let anything interfere with
our happiness, are we?"
"Of course not, Dick," I asquiesced,
"if we are sincere with each other
and respect each other's individual
rights there is no need of any sorrow
or hardship coming between us. We J
can bear them together, and I am fjj
sure that will make life's trials easier v
for both of us."
"Once in a while, Madge, when you
get on your school teacher air you
are funny," said Dick. "Haven't you
been sincere with me or is this the
preliminary to asking me to relate my
entire past. Don,'t spring that old
gag: 'Have you ever loved before?'
for I refuse, dear girl, to be serious
today. We'll do the Falls like regu
lar jays (sometimes 1 think the peo
ple we call 'jays' get more fun -out of
life than we who rather pride our
selves on our 'culcha.') So we'll go
ahead and admire the Falls to our
hearts' content. I'll buy you any of
the jimcracks you want; we'll have I
our dinner over on the Canadian !
side, and we'll even have some
tal photos, taken hand in hand with
the Falls as a background, to send
to the folks at home. We'll just en
joy ourselves as though there were
no yesterdays and as though all to
morrows were to be as sunny as
Dick is quite the best playfellow
I have ever known, and, although I
can't always shed all responsibility
and convention as quickly as he, it is
the trait I like best in him and I try
to follow his lead as closely as pos
sible. And truly I was like a child
in wonderland when I saw the Falls.
Words seem tdo foolishly inadequate
when one comes upon the supreme
handiwork of nature.
Dick was very much amused at a
little actress who stood as far out as
possible at the place where we viewed
the "horseshoe" and called back tp
her more timid companion:
"I don't know who the stace man.
ager is, but, believe me, he's a dandy'
as we went down tne gorge I slip?