(NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn: My fiancée and I are planning to wed this June.  However, I am having second thoughts. This is the problem:  I refuse to accept what other married men these days are letting their wives get away with. You see…I strongly believe that a wife’s place is at home taking care of her man. No, I don’t care to go on the trip with her, but she was definitely wrong to plan without my permission.
Gwendolyn, I don’t know what’s up with these women. It seems they have been ‘empowered’ and have lost their mind.  Women need to be brought down a peg or two.  They are spending out of control. Once upon a time a woman would go barefoot in the summer and maybe barefoot in the winter snow—making sure her man had shoes. I’m serious. I am thinking of starting a group discussion with the topic being “Is your woman out of control?”—John
Dear John: Have a talk with your fiancée at once asking her to give you back the engagement ring—that is if you gave her one. Let me tell you this: Your thoughts about women are obsolete. However, there are still some women who put their total attention into their man. Sadly, many of these women are mothers—neglecting their little children to say, “I got a man.”
In growing up I used to hear women say half a loaf of bread is better than no bread at all. That I do agree.  But how did they relate bread to a man?  John, you asked, “What’s up with the women?” This is what happened: Years go by so quickly and good health can fail you so quickly, children can grow up and leave so quickly. Married women these days are not letting life pass by. Man, please, that’s why when you ask some women, “What’s up?” They reply—staying single.
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