Recalling a better time, I jotted down a few things Her Majesty Grace used to do habitually. I’m going out of town today; thought I would leave them with you.
- “We” don’t do things; “he” does it. For example, when she talked to others about going somewhere or doing something, she said it like this: “He took me to breakfast today at … and then took me shopping at….” (Incidentally, we gave up a second car after 25 years of marriage in order to bring us closer together; it worked too.)
- She would always leave me the last bite of dessert we might be sharing or of hers if we had separate desserts.
- She recognized and took gentle, unobtrusive, almost undetectable action when I need to be ‘perked up’. Usually something of my interest.
- She grabbed my hand when walking. Fear of appearing as an old, dilapidated couple prevented her holding onto my arm.
- Before I started going to church and she took the boys, she fixed a breakfast for me each Sunday.
- When I got riled up, she departed my company. Thus, she gained silent influence over my stubbornness. I think she thought it best for me to stew in guilt, and sometimes I did.
Women cooking for their man is one of the vital ingredients that compounds mutual respect one gender for the other. Unless under a negative emotion, she can’t care for him without caring for him, and vice versa. Also, he can’t care much for her without action that demonstrates she likes him and vice versa. Food puts them on common ground.
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