Little Miss Severance sat with her hands as cold as ice.
Author: Alice Duer Miller
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Little Miss Severance sat with her hands as cold as ice. The stage of her coming adventure was beautifully set—the conventional stage for the adventure of a young girl, her mother's drawing-room. Her mother had the art of setting stages. The room was not large,—a New York brownstone front in the upper Sixties even though altered as to entrance, and allowed to sprawl backward over yards not originally intended for its use, is not a palace,—but it was a room and not a corridor; you had the comfortable sense of four walls about you when its one small door was once shut. It was filled, perhaps a little too much filled, with objects which seemed to have nothing in common except beauty; but propinquity, propinquity of older date than the house in which they now were, had given them harmony. Nothing in the room was modern except some uncommonly comfortable sofas and chairs, and the pink and yellow roses that stood about in Chinese bowls. Miss Severance herself was hardly aware of the charm of the room. On the third floor she had her own room, which she liked much better. There was a great deal of bright chintz in it, and maple furniture of a late colonial date, inherited from her mother's family, the Lanleys, and discarded by her mother, who described the taste of that time as "pure, but provincial." Crystal and ivories and carved wood and Italian embroideries did not please Miss Severance half so well as the austere lines of those work-tables and high-boys. It was after five, almost half-past, and he had said "about five." Miss Severance, impatient to begin the delicious experience of anticipation, had allowed herself to be ready at a quarter before the hour. Not that she had been entirely without some form of anticipation since she woke up; not, perhaps, since she had parted from him under the windy awning the night before. They had held up a long line of restless motors as she stood huddled in her fur-trimmed cloak, and he stamped and jigged to keep warm, bareheaded, in his thin pumps and shining shirt-front, with his shoulders drawn up and his hands in his pockets, while they almost awkwardly arranged this meeting for the next day.
profound and essential thing in the life of any woman who was a woman - her
charm. She wished to tell Mrs. Wayne that her son wouldn't really like it, that he
would hate to see Mathilde going out in overshoes; that the background that she,
Author: Alice Duer Miller
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Little Miss Severance sat with her hands as cold as ice. The stage of her coming adventure was beautifully set - the conventional stage for the adventure of a young girl, her mother's drawing-room. Her mother had the art of setting stages. The room was not large, - a New York brownstone front in the upper Sixties even though altered as to entrance, and allowed to sprawl backward over yards not originally intended for its use, is not a palace, - but it was a room and not a corridor; you had the comfortable sense of four walls about you when its one small door was once shut. It was filled, perhaps a little too much filled, with objects which seemed to have nothing in common except beauty; but propinquity, propinquity of older date than the house in which they now were, had given them harmony. Nothing in the room was modern except some uncommonly comfortable sofas and chairs, and the pink and yellow roses that stood about in Chinese bowls.
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Author: Earl Stanley Baldwin BaldwinPublish On: 1937
that one's school days were the happiest time of one's life. It is difficult to cram
more fallacies into so short a sentence. As a matter of fact, for most men it is not
true. Many boys do enjoy their school days enormously and perhaps can say,
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Author: Alice Duer Miller
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Happiest Time of Their Lives She had thought it just an accident that he was in the ball when she came down again, and he had n't much choice, she said to herself, about helping her into her motor. Then at the very last moment he had asked if he might n't come and see her the next afternoon. Miss Severance, who was usually sensitive to inconveniencing other people, had not cared at all about the motor behind hers that was tooting its born or for the elderly lady in feathers and diamonds who was waiting to get into it. She had cared only about arranging the hour and impressing the address upon him. He had given her back the pleasure of her whole evening like a parting gift. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPublish On: 1927
The missionaries , on their return home , make the statement that the time spent
on a mission was the best time of their lives , and often the younger people who
had not had a similar experience might question the statement . But if they should
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Subjective Well - Being Happiest Time Respondents were asked what they
considered as the happiest time in their lives . No one period of life was
characterized as the happiest time ( Table 19 ) . The largest percentage of
participants , 35.2 ...
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Author: Alice Duer Miller
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In contrast , few Japanese reported these two categories as the happiest times of their lives , the majority responding that “ Age 60 + ” was the happiest time . To
Japanese elderly , the period that most Americans regard fondly was a time of ...
You find these young men and young women who are giving all their time to the
work of the Lord , and one by one they will testify that it is the happiest time of their entire lives . I have met for hours with the mission - aries in the mission field
We invite them to transcend time and space and imagine their hopes for the
future : Where would they like to be when they ... This strategy enables children to
recall times in their lives when they were thoroughly happy , feeling good , and ...
Author: Sidney B. Simon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Enfants inadaptés
Les auteurs abordent la question de transmission des valeurs telles la recherche de son identité, le sens de la vie, l'amour, la conception des choses et leur place ou l'organisation des valeurs, les sentiments et les émotions envers soi et les autres, la liberté d'apprendre ainsi que le rôle des parents dans la transmission des valeurs à leur enfant tout comme le développement de l'identité de la personnalité de l'enfant qui rencontre des difficultés.
128 For many women looking back on the frontier experiences , it was the best time of their lives . As Mary Anne McCuistion Merrell recalled , “ Many and varied
were our experiences in those days . All in all , it was a very happy , healthful ...
They claim that they don ' t miss their children and are often pleased to finally
have their wives all to themselves . As one man put it , “ This is the happiest time
in our married lives . We love our time together now . We have a lot of freedom .
Author: Betty L. Polston
Category: Family & Relationships
"A much—needed and excellent work. Dr. Polston has opened a whole new field of study with this tremendous research on family health and happiness. Living better longer is a great goal, and what you will discover here may well add a new dimension to your life. I enjoyed Loving Midlife Marriage immensely." –Art Linkletter, Emmy— and Grammy—Award—winning TV personality and, President of the UCLA Center on Aging Board of Trustees "Pioneering and unique . . . looks at the empty nest and retirement marriage square in the face and gives wives and husbands the tools to live happily ever after. When the last child leaves and you’re wondering ‘Who is this person I’m married to?’, read it."–Betty Booker, "Prime Living," Richmond Times—Dispatch "This book pulls the tape off the hidden spots and instructs the reader how to maintain a good marriage and repair a weakening one. Loving Midlife Marriage is a must read for anyone entering into or struggling with the midlife or retirement years."–Sylvia Weishaus, Ph.D., cofounder of the Making Marriage Work program "Loving Midlife Marriage opens up a lot of critical issues for discussion between husband and wife."–Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., author of Raising Your Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide Here is an inspiring, practical guide to getting the most out of your midlife marriage. Most marriages face challenges during midlife. This is often caused by two factors: the empty nest and retirement. With the empty nest, you endure the loss of your role as active mother or father; with retirement, you suffer the loss of a role your job gave you for most of your life. Issues in your marriage that seemed to have been settled years ago are up for discussion once again. Loving Midlife Marriage shows you how to deal with: Increased time together and changes in personal space Joint and separate activities Sex and romance issues Your adult children With good communication tools, compassion, and humor, Dr. Betty Polston shows how you can use the extraordinary opportunities midlife offers to gain new perspectives on your marriage. Based on the author’s years of research, filled with questionnaires, advice, and personal anecdotes, Loving Midlife Marriage can help you learn how to grow your marriage to fit your needs. In fact, your midlife marriage may just be the start of a whole new you!
As old women looking back on their lives, the memories of both women were
dominated by the hard, unremitting labour of their lives: Looking back, when do
you think was the happiest time in your life? Margaret: 'Well, I don't think I had a ...
Author: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsPublish On: 1954
I came to feel that if you wanted to find the happiest Turn , O backsliding children ,
saith the Lord ; for I am married unto ... that it either here or in her stakes or
missions , is the happiest time of their entire lives . we have a great responsibility
Author: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Category: Mormon Church
Vols. for -1905 include also the proceedings of the general conference of the Deseret Sunday School Union.
It would have been so useful in my life . ... Ruth's sister was active with the
London Missionary School at the time , and met and socialised with many people
from all over ... For many people wartime service was the happiest time of their lives .
67 ) ” ( Polyson , p . 212 ) . Students readily tackle this writing assignment and
enjoy reminiscing about the happiest times of their lives . You might schedule this
exercise to coincide with peak times of student “ blues , ” like the last weeks of the