I remember when I was a kid, the famous families on television always had a one-earner parent. Typically, dad went to work, and mom stayed home to take care of the children. From the Andersons (on Father Knows Best), to the Bunkers (on All In The Family), to the Bradys (on the Brady Bunch).
And these families always had nice homes, even though the dads held basic middle-class jobs – insurance agent, dock-worker, and architect.
Back then, these television families simply reflected society in mid-America, when American families were able to live in a home, with only dad holding down a middle-class job.
My, how times have changed. Read More »