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* AllWomenAreLustful: Maureen definitely is, and her daughters take after her.


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* KissingCousins: Maureen and her cousin Nelson had sex several times.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: There's nothing immoral about teenagers having sex, and an incestuous relationship can be wholesome. Just make sure both parties consent and protection is used (and don't catch anything).

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* FriendsWithBenefits: The majority of Maureen's sexual encounters are this.


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* GoodBadGirl: Maureen is a proud slut, and she also has a strong sense of morality.


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* SexIsGood: The novel's main aesop.


* ExtremeLibido: With all the casual sex she has, Maureen comes across as an AddledAddict version.

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* ExtremeLibido: With all the casual sex she has, Maureen comes across as an AddledAddict a FunctionalAddict version.

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* ExtremeLibido: With all the casual sex she has, Maureen comes across as an AddledAddict version.


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* HormoneAddledTeenager: During her teen years, all of Maureen's thoughts and actions revolved around her next sexual encounter.


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* SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl: Maureen was this for TheGayNineties, TheFifties, and every decade in between.

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** Donald said, “Dallas phones are all tanks now. How come KC still uses flatties? Why don’t they modernize?” \\
I answered, “Money. Donald, any question that starts out ‘Why don’t they—’ the answer is always ‘Money.’

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* DeadpanSnarker:
** '''Maureen:''' Nelson, [father] told me later that he had not guessed that banks were about to fail; he did it just to annoy Deacon Houlihan — Deacon ‘Hooligan,’ Father called him. Do you remember him? President of Butler State Bank. \\
'''Nelson:''' No, I guess he died without my permission.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: From "Ulysses" by Creator/AlfredLordTennyson, in which an aging hero, bored by his happy-ever-after, resolves to set out on one last great adventure.

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* DivorceAssetsConflict: Eventually averted when Brian divorces Maureen. She has to slap him down hard when he proposes splitting their marital assets 1/3 Maureen, 1/3 Brian, and 1/3 Brian's new fiancee, but eventually gets a fair 50/50 split ... by pointing out that if she invokes this trope in court, she'll get a whole lot more than 50% as the wronged spouse (in the days before "no-fault" divorce).


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* StableTimeLoop / TemporalParadox: Before Lazarus went off to UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', he gave Maureen a laundry list of future happenings, which she carefully recorded. She parlayed that list not only into considerable fortune for herself but also into helping ensure that the things on the list actually came to pass.

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* StableTimeLoop / TemporalParadox: StableTimeLoop: Before Lazarus went off to UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', he gave Maureen a laundry list of future happenings, which she carefully recorded. She parlayed that list not only into considerable fortune for herself but also into helping ensure that the things on the list actually came to pass.

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* PregnancyScare: Happens to one of Maureen's daughters, after her then-boyfriend refused to stop after the condom broke. She's not pregnant, her period shows up two days later, but it's still a valid concern — the daughter in question had been refusing to admit she was sexually active, so Maureen hadn't been able to give her any sex ed, and the pre-World War I era [[{{Understatement}} wasn't exactly accepting of unmarried mothers.]]


* BrotherSisterIncest: Maureen accidentally discovers one of her sons and daughter are having sex, and decides to gently confront them so as neither to frighten them nor anger them and make them rebellious.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Maureen accidentally discovers one of her sons and daughter one of her daughters are having sex, and decides to gently confront them so as neither to frighten them nor anger them and make them rebellious.rebellious. She's not upset about what they're doing, since she's had this happen with older children, she just wants to make sure they're being ''very'' careful about contraception and being discreet.

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* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Maureen mentions her 150th birthday during the book. Lazarus is well over 2000 years old at this point. Explained by TimeTravel allowing Maureen to skip over millennia that Lazarus [[TheSlowPath simply lived through]].

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Maureen accidentally discovers one of her sons and daughter are having sex, and decides to gently confront them so as neither to frighten them nor anger them and make them rebellious.

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