It isn’t even 8:30 on Monday and I’m already hours behind schedule … Posts today will go up in reverse order: Fiction now, and — with any luck — a history post at noon.
From the Relief Society Magazine, November 1944 –
Money Isn’t Everything
By Olive C. Wehr
“I wish you wouldn’t go, Alice.” Jack Hayden’s big, work-hardened hands lifted in a brief gesture of appeal, then dropped hopelessly as he concluded, “Money isn’t everything.”
His young wife bent her auburn head to examine the worn knee of a pair of her son’s brown cords, then folded them decisively into the large, shabby family suitcase spread open on the bed.
“Do we have to go all over that again?” she asked wearily. “Just because you are rooted to the ‘good earth’ is no reason I should go on grubbing my life away, doing without things, getting older, wearing last year’s clothes –” She stopped abruptly to search hastily for a handkerchief.
Jack’s face reddened, and his Adam’s apple moved convulsively.