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" Move on to the Cleavers, somewhat idyllic but they had time to spare. Move onto today and you have a significant portion of the country having problems making the basics."

hmm....

1 ) the Cleavers lived in a FAMILY unit - unlike the unwed mother discussed in thread...

2 ) the CLeavers got married, then had kids....not the other way around

3 ) the Cleavers still had to spend more time getting food and preparing it - likely 2-3 times the amount of time. In addition, there were no frozen foods then....or just the very beginnings of frozen foods...... In the winter, you'd probably get canned veggies on your table and fresh fruits and veggies only came 'in season'.

4) there would be one car in the family.....not one car per kid over 16.......

5 ) If you went on vacation,you went camping in a tent, or maybe rented a small cabin near a lake for a week..... and maybe the boy went to Boy Scout camp for a few bucks a week.....and bunked in cabins or dorms with 15 others....

6 ) we only had two sexes and didn't waste half the school budget on 'diversity councilors' and bathrooms for transgenders.......

7 ) you walked or rode a bike to school......nearly every day.

8 ) You sat down for dinner with the family. Eating out was a rare, rare treat. (Most years I grew up, eating out happened maybe 2 or 3 times a year - and that at a hot dog stand or equivalent - never had pizza till I went off to college )......

9 ) Kids had one or two activities a week - max -

Now....tear up the list. ...... and the average family eats out how many times a week? Six?


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