We Didn’t Do that for Her Brother
My father retold this story shortly after my college graduation party. . . .
When I graduated from college, my dad suggested that my parents have a party. He wanted to take his best friends from the saloon out to dinner to celebrate with us. My mom pointed out that they didn’t do that when my oldest brother graduated from college 9 years before. My dad said his reply was, “When we first got married, we could only afford hamburger. Does that mean we shouldn’t eat steak now?”
Throughout my life, this was a recurring theme. My mother believed in giving the same. My father believed in adjusting for changing circumstances.
I grew to think of one as fair and one as just — both as noble and loving.
What do you think? Are fair and just the same thing?
My husband says this story is about something else entirely. See my comment.
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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