Miriam Marx Allen
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My father gave you money when he chose, and it was totally inconsistent. It was his way of controlling us. In his marriages, he doled it out, instead of treating his wives as equals. I remember he bought Kay [his second wife] and I some very expensive velvet hostess gowns, the sort of thing I would never buy myself, but he wouldn't give you the five bucks you needed for a long-distance phone call.
Living in San Clemente, California. (1992).