This is my favorite entry yet!
R. 12 (Of course it's late he had to go up home and get Bess.)
What is going on here I wonder? I'm a pretty feisty gal sometimes and I can tell you I've never had an argument which resulted in me sleeping elsewhere on account of someone hiding my shoes...At least I don't think I've had an argument that stupid but I probably have... Haven't we all?
But I'm left to wonder, is Bess terribly high maintenance? Is she so fragile that something like this sets her off so much so that she decides to sleep over his parent's house? Really? Over shoes?
Has Adam been a total pain-in-the-butt all night long and the shoes were finally the last straw. She's got a bad cold (That she probably caught from Ma) and has probably been tending to Ma all day long (again) and now her clown of a husband has hidden her shoes under her sick mother-in-law's bed probably at the exact moment she wants to put them on and finally go to her own home. In aggravation she decides that yes, if he's going to hide her shoes so she can't leave then she darn well won't leave. He can go home alone.
Can you imagine this drama going on in front of the whole family? Ma and Pa and Clara and Raymond?
When I first read this, my impression was that Bess was kind of a baby about the whole thing. Now I'm not so sure.
At least he went after her...