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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 09, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 15

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even if she gives you permission to
go when you ask her, the thought will
rankle in her heart that you do nor
care very much for her if you let any
thing come before her when she is ill
ami needs you.
" 'Margie has had a terrible nerv
ous shock, as well as a. great physical
ill, and it will be a long time before
she will be herself. Try and see if you
can be half as patient with her as she
would be with you under the same
circumstances. You won't be able to,
because you are a man, but you can
" 'I sometimes think that when the
Creator took out man's rib to make
woman he also took out a good many
attributes of which no record was
made and patience was one of
them.' "
"Did Dick listen to all that lecture,
Aunt Mary?" I asked, thinking that if
he did he must have REMORSE en
tirely spelled in capitals, and it also
accounted for Dick writing the letter
to me. I knew it would take much to
make Dick write a personal letter. '
Of course, I'll forgive him. What
woman would not when asked as
Dick asked me in this letter, but I
have learned a very hard lesson since
I was married, and that is that you
can forgive fully and freely, but it
does not stop the heartache that has
come from the hurt.
I suppose this was in my mind
when Mrs. Tenney called today. In
some way the conversation drifted to
forgiving and forgetting.
Said she: "I think the hardest
thing, the most heart-breaking thing
about it all is that, after a while, you
et so you do forget, and then you
ealize that you don't love that, per
laps, your power of ldving has been
aken from you.
I think the most terrible thing that
have ever had to bear is the fact
hat I have grown callous that I can
orgive easily and forget still 'more
asily, because I am not really hurt.
Do you know, Mrs. Waverly, I
ould give years of my life to go back
where I could feel as intensely as I
did the first few years I was married
to Mr. Tenney. Yes, I would suffer
again all he made me suffer during
that time for the sake of knowing
that I could 'feel.' When you get to
the point where you can look upon
life in the spirit of calm philosophy,
you have not only lost much of your
power to grieve, but also your power
to enjoy.
"And if our husbands only knew
this or rather if they only could be
made to realize that every time we
forgive them we are going just one
step farther along the way not only
to forgetfulness of their unkind
nesses, but forgetfulness of them and
our love for them they would be
more chary of giving us cause for
"I think there come a time in every
woman's life when her insistant pray
er is, 'God help me to forget,' but
when even the hurts do not sting
enough to make her remember, God
help her, and if she be married God
help her husband ! He has lost all that
his soul longed for when he married
her and whatever he does he can
never get it back."
"Does Mrs. Tenney still love Bill?"
I asked Aunt Mary after she left.
"Yes," answered Aunt Mary decid
edly. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
(Copyright, 19141, by the Newspaper
Enterprise Association.)
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. Quarter firm head of cabbage, boil
until tender, set aside to become cold.
Chop coarsely and salt to taste. Add
dash of cayenne.
Butter medium-sized pudding dish,
put in layer of cabbage, sprinkle with
crumbs and dot with bits of butter,
and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of par
mesan cheese. Put on another layer
of cabbage, more crumbs, butter and
cheese, until all material is used. Pour
over this iy2 cups of stock and bake
30 minutes.

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