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  • I thank my high-energy partner, Jude, with love-galore … a sort of house-mother to the group helping them organize/find the right location to keep the party going.

    June « 2009 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • I thank my high-energy partner, Jude, with love-galore … a sort of house-mother to the group helping them organize/find the right location to keep the party going.

    norbert blei | acknowledgements « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Things are certainly going to spark off when David's first wife, the very glamorous Laura Lee arrives as a resident house-mother.

    54 entries from April 2007

  • Things are certainly going to spark off when David's first wife, the very glamorous Laura Lee arrives as a resident house-mother.

    My Latest Grievance

  • Things are certainly going to spark off when David's first wife, the very glamorous Laura Lee arrives as a resident house-mother.

    My Latest Grievance

  • Gershon, who came to England on a Kindertransport in 1938, left her first foster home in Scotland to work as a domestic servant and office clerk in Leeds, then as a house-mother and matron in boarding schools.

    Anglo-Jewish Writers: Twentieth Century.

  • If only the show had more of this insanity, and none of the reality TV living-in-the-same-house nonsense, which slows down the laughs though I think Big Brother and The Real World could use a house-mother like Mama-san to keep everyone in line.

    I survived (and laughed at) 'I Survived a Japanese Game Show' | EW.com

  • If only I could have some fun in Paris now and then, while you played the house-mother at La Crampade! such is the name of our grange.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • "I'm terribly sorry," the house-mother said, placing her hand on

    My Shipmate—Columbus

  • I wondered about the house-mother with her red-blotched face, and the stuttering shop teacher, and the motherly principal, and youthful tired-looking psycholo­gist, and wished I knew how they had found their way here to work and dedicate themselves to these silent minds.

    Flowers for Algernon

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