“Charles, I hate for Adelaine to be stuck in that boarding house.”
“She needs to test her wings, Esther. That’s how young women do it in this day and time. They get a room and a job.”
“But that secretarial position, darling. It seems so demeaning for our daughter,” Esther said.
“Now, now, Esther. Adelaine thinks she can live on her own. Let her try.”
“She needs to be meeting respectable young men in our home.”
Adelaine already had a respectable young man very much in love with her who called on her nightly at the boarding house.
Esther seems to be a bit behind the times – and her daughter!
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A protective mother from the late 1800s!
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Ha! Thank goodness mother doesn’t know about that – they’d kidnap her, bring her home and never let her out again! Nicely done, Rosemary, with a perfect tone for the era
In any era, it’s hard for a doting parent to recognize that the rules are not the same for the next generation as they were when they were that age. I hope Esther can come to terms with her daughter’s independence and – gasp – love life!
Good for you Adelaine! Do your own thing and grow all the stronger for it.
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Haha! That was fun. FYI, these types of scenes are very common here in India, even now.
Parenthood can be so worrying. Good story
Loved this historical piece and spunky Adelaine.
Boarding house blues…as sung by the parents.
Well done! 🙂
Yay for Adelaine. What a lovely old-fashioned name 🙂