the sight of the happiness for which He has given the capacity and furnished the means; and this happiness is nowhere more striking than in the frolics of the young.”
Among the plays given at Green Peace were the “Three bears,” the Doctor
appearing as the Great Big Huge Bear
; and the “Rose and the ring,” in which he played Kutasoff Hedzoff and our mother Countess Gruffanuff
, while John A. Andrew
, not yet Governor, made an unforgettable Prince Bulbo.
It was a matter of course to us children, that “Papa and Mamma” should play with us, sing to us, tell us stories, bathe our bumps, and accompany us to the dentist; these were things that papas and mammas did!
Looking back now, with some realization of all the other things they did, we wonder how they managed it. For one thing, both were rapid workers; for another, both had the power of leading and inspiring others to work; for a third, so far as we can see, neither ever wasted a moment; for a fourth, neither ever reached the point where there was not some other task ahead, to be begun as soon as might be.
Life with a Comet-Apostle was not always easy.
Some one once expressed to “Auntie Francis” wonder at the patience with which she endured all the troublesome traits of her much-loved husband.
“My dear,” she replied, “I shipped as Captain
's mate, for the voyage!”
Our mother, quoting this, says, “I cannot imagine a more useful motto for married life.”
During the thirty-four years of her own married