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very annoying, because occasionally I was trapped
in that, but not very much.
But I was absolutely infuriated by my father or any men who pretended to have
anything to say about whether I had any personal freedom or independence to buy
or do anything. I was infuriated! But I do think I was influenced by my mother's
life which she told me about when I was quite little, and by my father being
very penurious about money.
Isn't it curious though that your mother, after your father passed on, was
Anxious about money.
And felt so insecure.
Oh, sure, terribly insecure. But while she gave in to all of these small things,
you see, in the big way she was perfectly secure. She knew quite well that he
had the money and that she was perfectly secure about eating and living on a
certain standard. It was only in small ways that he was disagreeable, critical.
But in any major way, she was perfectly taken care of.
The other thing I find interesting is that although you strove to be exceedingly
independent, you were at the same time and are very feminine.
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