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Aunt Erma's Cope Book (1979)
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The fact was I didn't want to look my age, but I didn't want to act the age I wanted to look either. I also wanted to grow old enough to understand that sentence.
I didn't fear old age. I was just becoming increasingly aware of the fact that the only people who said old age was beautiful were usually twenty-three years old.
Early in my life I had made a pact with myself. I would never eat anything that moved when I cooked it, excited the dog, or inflated upon impact with my teeth.
I hated skiing or any other sport where there was an ambulance waiting at the bottom of the hill.
I became hysterical and frightened and begged for sedation. And that was just the first prenatal visit.
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I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for 'Tis only to them that they are blessings.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
February 21, 1927
April 22, 1996
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