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Neither Wife Nor Maid; Nobody’s Servant

“What’s wrong with the word wife?” I asked the two pairs of newlyweds. “I wouldn’t want to be called a wife,” said Pat, eyes rolling. “As if!” said Chris. “Because…?” “It sounds so subservient,” Lee said. “Man and wife, housewife: … Continue reading

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Spouses in the House

Elmore Leonard cautioned us never to open with the weather, but sometimes I get reckless. The chilly blast that swept through the coffee shop foretold summer’s end and perhaps a final farewell to flip-flops for my aloha-attired friends. The young … Continue reading

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