Erma Bombeck on Marriage and Parenting

“It seems I have spent a lifetime of mouthing mechanically, ‘Say thank you. Sit up straight. Use your napkin. Close your mouth when you chew. Don’t lean back in your chair.’ Just when I finally got my husband squared away, the kids came along.”

Erma Bombeck

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Some of the couples who have lived in the White House have had what could charitably be described as “political marriages.” Husband and wife are united primarily by a shared desire for power rather than mutual affection. Such a description could not be attributed to the marriage of Calvin and Grace Coolidge, however. Their relationship…

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The Real-Life Story of Agatha Christie’s Greatest Unsolved Mystery

Agatha Christie’s name is synonymous with mysteries. The author of such classics as Murder on the Orient Express, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Death on the Nile, her novels have sold more than 2 billion copies. Her most popular novel, And Then There Were None, has sold more than 100 million copies. Guinness World…

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Eukonkanto — the Sport of Wife Carrying

Some say that behind every successful man, you will find a successful woman. Commonplace Fun Facts rejects this sexist notion. In the spirit of equality, we affirm that it is far more likely that you will find the successful woman alongside the successful man. If you look behind the successful man, you will find an…

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