Yes, this was a two way street, Nina. Men were as brain washed as women. They all wanted to screw around, yet insisted on marrying a virgin. I had a very popular friend in high school who went steady with a cute and talented little girl, but as soon as he got her in bed he dumped her, because he told her he could not marry a spoiled woman.

He was the love of her life and thus about sometime in her 30s she committed suicide. He ended up at least twice married, and one might reasonably assume that by his early standards the second wife was spoiled before he married her. Sometime times do change for the better.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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