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For weeks the engaged couple had spent all their time together tramping across vacant lots or gazing rapturously into shop windows. Slowly the house of their dreams was given shape in their minds. They agreed perfectly to each minute detail, for her ideas were his. He thought her the most accomplished little girl in .the world arid gazed at her with his heart in his eyes as she asked, "Paul, isn't this a beautiful lot? We will have a little Dutch colonial house right on this very spot. It will be painted white and of course it must have green shutters. I'll have ruffled curtains and a shady little porch where I can wait for yo'u every night."
"The Home We Had to Have—and Had It,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol2/iss3/3