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When Queens Ride By

      If life seems HARD, read this story! I discovered this 1926 Agnes Sligh Turnbull short story ten years ago, and periodically I feel the nudge to re-read it.  Even though it is set 100 years ago, it freshly portrays what seasoned homemakers know, and what many younger women just starting families may have never been told.  Societal attitudes in general may have changed, but the basic needs, wants, and values of people haven’t.  Life is always hard, no matter the decade, and our choices on how we spend our days working matters greatly.  Illustration is by Arthur Sarnoff, Love Story . When Queens Ride By Written by Agnes Sligh Turnbull in 1926 J ennie Musgrave woke at the shrill rasp of the alarm clock as she always woke—with the shuddering start and a heavy realization that the brief respite of the night’s oblivion was over. She had only time to glance through the dull light at the cluttered, dusty room, before John’s voice was saying sleepily as he said ever