Memo

To:         All Williams Women
From:   All Williams Men
Subj:     That Dress

Apologies for not paying enough attention to your clothing, for not taking you shopping enough, for being too impatient when shopping. Apologies for not understanding how hard it is to find just the right dress for Winter Carnival, for failing to understand that even purple mountain beauty requires the proper framing, for not believing that the dress was worth the wait. We will try not to let it happen again.

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It was 20 years ago tonight that my then-girlfriend-now-wife wore a knock-your-socks-off dress to Winter Carnival. If all is right with the world, there are many Eph women dressed in similar style tonight.

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