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April 8, 2007
He introduces her to his parents, full of pride. He lists her accomplishments, and his father and stepmother listen, smiling. She leaves to check on dinner – the introductions taking place in her apartment – and his father leans forward, saying, “Son, she’s very pretty” in a warning tone of voice. He, too, had married a very pretty, attention-seeking woman, which had resulted in a few barfights over the years. His current wife was not at all pretty, but she was good and kind and they loved each other. They were much happier than he was in his first marriage.