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I hope they get good again before I head on back to Mother Earth.
Swirling in an everchanging complex organism we hook ourselves to the matrix and hang on for dear life
."I was sure my girls had never experimented with a hip-pocket flask, flirted with other women's husbands, or smoked cigarettes. My wife entertained the same smug delusion, and was saying something like that out loud at the dinner table one day. And then she began to talk about other girls.'They tell me that that Purvis girl has cigarette parties at her home,' remarked my wife.
She was saying it for the benefit of Elizabeth, who runs somewhat with the Purvis girl. Elizabeth was regarding her mother with curious eyes. She made no reply to her mother, but turning to me, right there at the table, she said: 'Dad, let's see your cigarettes.'
Without the slightest suspicion of what was forthcoming, I threw Elizabeth my cigarettes. She withdrew a fag from the package, tapped it on the back of her left hand, inserted it between her lips, reached over and took my lighted cigarette from my mouth, lit her own cigarette and blew airy rings toward the ceiling.
My wife nearly fell out of her chair, and I might have fallen out of mine if I hadn't been momentarily stunned."
They found themselves expected to settle down into the humdrum routine of American life as if nothing had happened, to accept the moral dicta of elders who seemed to them still to be living in a Pollyanna land of rosy ideals which the war had killed for them. They couldn't do it, and they very disrespectfully said so.Women were just as anxious as the men to avoid returning to society's rules and roles after the war. In the age of the Gibson Girl, young women did not date, they waited until a proper young man formally paid her interest with suitable intentions (i.e. marriage). However, nearly a whole generation of young men had died in the war, leaving nearly a whole generation of young women without possible suitors. Young women decided that they were not willing to waste away their young lives waiting idly for spinsterhood; they were going to enjoy life.
Many of us are coming to grips with our decisions about the next president of the United States. There are pros and cons on both sides, but it's a fact that Governor Mitt Romney is not well known and he is mostly misrepresented. Should he be elected, it's not as scary a proposition as some might think. Far from being a felon, cheat, murderer, vulture, and vampire he is thought by many to be a man of outstanding moral character. I know not. It's hard for me to judge. But here is a testimony from someone who knows him, so anything that allays fear is good in my opinion. Trust doesn't come easily, but in the end, it springs from within.The moon will miss its first son of earth.