All These Gifts

All These Gifts ALL THESE GIFTS / WHEN THE NEWS that Dinah was getting involved with a married man fired through the famUy, her brother CaI caUed to remind her that men were Uke buses: there would be another one along In five minutes. He was handsome and affable, and he was speaking from personal experience. frosted. "You've got to grab at aU you can in this Ufe. The wife isn't your responsibUity." Dinah's mother was tickled to be let in on the secret. "There "CaI doesn't know what he's talking about," Dinah's sister, Park, said later. She had just turned thirty-five, and had had her hair are no accidents, honey. You invited this into your Ufe. So did he. And so did she." She hugged her daughter and said over her shoulder, "It'll be a hard lesson, but it'U be worth it." He got aU news of the family through his wife, who broke it into manageable bites, as though she were cutting up a lambchop for a beyond their driveway, by the high price that was put on his legal counsel. She referred to the company he kept in boardrooms as chUd. His wife was not fazed by his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

All These Gifts

The Missouri Review, Volume 13 (2) – Oct 5, 1990

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ALL THESE GIFTS / WHEN THE NEWS that Dinah was getting involved with a married man fired through the famUy, her brother CaI caUed to remind her that men were Uke buses: there would be another one along In five minutes. He was handsome and affable, and he was speaking from personal experience. frosted. "You've got to grab at aU you can in this Ufe. The wife isn't your responsibUity." Dinah's mother was tickled to be let in on the secret. "There "CaI doesn't know what he's talking about," Dinah's sister, Park, said later. She had just turned thirty-five, and had had her hair are no accidents, honey. You invited this into your Ufe. So did he. And so did she." She hugged her daughter and said over her shoulder, "It'll be a hard lesson, but it'U be worth it." He got aU news of the family through his wife, who broke it into manageable bites, as though she were cutting up a lambchop for a beyond their driveway, by the high price that was put on his legal counsel. She referred to the company he kept in boardrooms as chUd. His wife was not fazed by his

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