August 20, 2008
Marjory’s mother had her own problems. Her husband, who owned a butcher shop, was a merry, lovable man who gave his friends and neighbors a little too much credit. His wife, on the other hand, saw the importance of balancing the books, paying the rent, and seeing that the butcher’s children didn’t go hungry. When he couldn’t bring himself to ask his neighbors to pay their bills, she put on her bonnet and sailed forth to do it herself. She didn’t take “no” for an answer. She may not have been loved by all, but she was strong and courageous.