Sunday, July 1, 2018
New England Journal of Family Expectations
Each month, the NEJoFE would help the stiff-spined families of New England through the mazes of behavior suitable to keep all in line, and castigation a high art form.
The whole house of house of cards was exposed as a charade by Charlotte Vale of Boston who, after years of being cowed by her domineering mother refused to do the old woman's bidding, in a polite but firm fashion. Of course, her mother suffered a terrible episode resulting in one of her threats actually coming true upon herself. Oh, too bad Mrs. Vale wasn't around for that irony. Nevertheless, the myth was shattered and with it soon went the NEJoFE as its readership crumbled like crackers under the fist of self-assertion.