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more generous of his time, money
and thought for us than mother, but
with mother his slightest wish was
law. She made of him a god to
"We girls learned early that moth
er's whole thought was for Dad and
she was utterly unconscious that she
was doing us any wrong by it.
"The night my father died I stood
with her at the fct of the bed and
watched his life c & She was silent
and tearless niuuier was never
demonstrative but finally she loot
ed at me and said: "Eliene, my life
is going out with your father's. He
has been my whole incentive to live.
I cannot see myself in the land of the
living without him.'
"As I looked into her face I un
derstood that could she have thrown
her four daughters' lives 4n to the bal
ance and kept her husband she would
have done so gladly. We meant noth
ing to her when placed beside him.
"Her REAL life ended with father.
Although she lived some years after
ward, we nor anyone else were of any
comfort to her. Her real self was
buried with him she began to die
the day we buried him.
"Somewhere, Margie, I have read
a commandment to parents: 'Give to
your child what your parents neglect
ed to -give to you.'
"From the time I was old enough
to think I wanted babies to give them
the mother love and devotion that I
missed from my life that my mother
never gave me.
"I don't need to tell you how dis
appointed I was as time went on and
I did not have a baby. It simply spoil
ed my life and I know I made Harry
miserable, for I just could not be hap
py without children.
"When I found out about the twins
naturally I was heartbroken and I
went up there that day to wreak Ven
geance on that poor woman's fam
ily. But when I saw those babies I
could not say any of the ugly things,
that had been in my heart. All the
mother love I had in me cried out for ,
them. T do not know what I would
have done if their mother had lived.
"It may" seem strange to you, Mar
gie, but I loved them better because
they were Harry's. I hated his ter
rible deceit and J could not forgive
him the wrong he had done to me and
to 'the other woman' lying there so
cold and still, but he was my husband,
dear had been my lover. I hoped
that the part of him that he had given
those babies was the best of him
I could love him in tb.em even while I
tried to forget the real 'him' that had
hurt me so badly.
"It's a queer, feeling, Margie, and
I can't explain it to you, but now that
I have my b'abies I can't hate any
one any more not even him."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
FAVORITE Of POPE HELPS TO
COMPLETE BIGTEN-YEAR JOB
Cardinal Guistini is secretary of
the Congregation of the Sacraments
at Rome. He is a great favorite of
Pope Pius and a member of his im
portant commission for the codifica
tion of the canon law. The latter is
a giganticwprk that has now been in.
progress for ten years