Monthly Archives: February 2010

The ‘Me’ Years, by Mary Wells

The ’60s and early ’70s were about me to me. I started my business in 1966 and I was my own bubble. Oh it was fun.

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Most Men Don’t Cry – Why?

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I’ve noticed it at funerals, movies, theatre and recently during heartbreaking Haiti coverage, no tears from men. Why? They really should cry. Possibly testosterone sets up a warning roadblock with a sign that reads, “Pussy. Sissy. Hold back those tears!” My friend Gladys, a girly girl, cries at the drop of a pin. Once in […]

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Mary Wells on a ‘Non-Issue’ Between Men and Women

When I met him, my husband was older than me and a huge success and admired and paid well with money he knew what to do with. I was happy under his wing, learning what he taught me. I caught up with him and then for a long time I was the moneymaker. By that […]

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Does Mary Wells Have the Same ‘Right Stuff’ as Miep Gies?

Like most of us I have had terrifying moments in my life. But I never had terrifying choices to make. There were no choices. Life had to be faced. It is choosing to be brave that I don’t know. As Candy and Liz said, I know that instinctively I would give my life to save […]

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The Economics of Marriage

Bill: How much did you make last month? Margene: Nine thousand four hundred. Bill: You have to sign over what you’re making to the common pot. Margene: It’s a little more complicated than that. I think we should talk about accountants, and money managers, and lawyers. That’s how it went on a recent episode of […]

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Mr. wOw Emerges From Hibernation, Sees Idiots, Goes Back to Sleep

Happy … Groundhog Day?

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Mary Wells on FDR

FDR. However, it was easier then. We didn’t have the entire world in our face then and were not as informed or as frightened or as angry – or as expectant.

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