Thursday, August 5, 2010
I love the 1950's. Families lived in charming suburban towns. Moms stayed home. Dads worked. There was often only one car. The children would happily go off to school each day. It was an ideal time.
A 1950's Housewife got up early, got dressed and put on an apron. She made breakfast for the family and kissed them all goodbye.
Then she had the rest of the day to do as she pleased. (smiles). She had modern appliances and some convenience foods that were just coming into fashion. She would probably vacuum, dust, do laundry, and bake a cake. Then sit leisurely in the living room and enjoy a good book.
In the evening, she would prepare a hearty supper. Then everyone would settle down to watch a television program. It was the beginning of a new era.
The common homes in that day included 3 small bedrooms, one bathroom, a small kitchen and a medium sized living room. These were little homes but served the purpose.
It sounds like such a delightful life... Yet, I prefer my life today. I would rather have lots of children, an enormous old house and homeschool. I would rather bake and cook all day and be happy to serve my family. I work much harder than those 1950's housewives, but it is still fun to imagine what life was like for them, back in the old days!
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