Friday, June 18, 2010

Inside Grandmothers Bible



You know you can find treasure in the most unique places.  I have one of my grandmothers bibles and inside the pages are faded and worn a good indication that they have been read and reread.  I also found a newspaper clipping from Ann Landers.  The following is the article:
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Dear Ann Landers: 
All my married life I've felt like a nobody because I was "only a housewife."  Today I read something that gave me a lift.

The home economics department of our state college published a leaflet in chart form.  It shows what a housewife is worth per week in dollars and cents on today's labor market.  Here it is:

Cooking, table setting, sewing, at $2.00 an hour........$50.00
Dish washing, at $1.25 an hour...................................  17.50
Child Care at $.50 and hour......................................  17.50
Routine housework, $1.25 an hour............................  22.50
Laundry, at $1.25 an hour ........................................    6.25
Ironing, at $1.25 an hour...........................................    6.25

The chart suggests adding 25% for miscellaneous work.  So the grand total is $150 a week.  On yearly basis a housewife is worth $7800.  Tonight when Mr. Greatheart comes home I'm going to greet him like a woman who earns almost $8,000 a year because that's what I am. ~ Ashamed no longer~

Dear Ashamed No Longer,
Housewives of America unite! Clip this column for your husband.

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Pretty neat.  Now stop and figure it in today's figures and you would be doubly surprised.