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Marcelene Cox quotes (14)

A sparkling house is a fine thing if the children aren't robbed of their luster in keeping it that way.
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A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.
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Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
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Eating without conversation is only stoking.
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Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door.
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If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents.
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Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.
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No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
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One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.
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Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
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Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
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The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
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Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
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When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
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