|In the 1950's it was very
common to find that the woman of the house stayed at home to raise the
children. Because things cost a lot less money and since people
bought fewer things, there was often only a need for the father to work.
Women at home often cooked and baked for their families. Treats
for the children were not as easy to buy as they are today. Fruit
roll-ups, granola bars, and packaged pudding simply did not exist. This special box
of pastry and baking tools is a special memento and a reminder of how
things have really changed.
Today, most families have two working parents. Families with
only one parent also find the parent working.