Stanton Delaplane loved his daughter and treated her accordingly. Still, that did not prevent him from enjoying a rich fantasy life when envisioning her future. Would the #MeToo movement find this writing from 1953 offensive? Or could they find that some things are simply funny and not part of today’s poisonous atmosphere?
“Small children do not attain age in jerks like a car meshing into higher gear. They grow up smoothly until they are eighteen and beautiful and talented. Then they go in the movies and their poor old work worn father manages their incomes, grows a sporty mustache, and flings cocktail parties for their beautiful starlet friends. . . . ”
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