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Man she wasn't suppose to marry.

by Steve__Anthony on March 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

On a number of occasions my beloved mother-in-law has soberly and half-drunkly said that she had hoped that her daughter had married a doctor or a lawyer.

... and yes, this is a chip upon my middle-class shoulder.


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