I find it interesting to go back and look at history and see how people viewed the world and how society functioned. Boy, were the 1950's interesting and different than they are today.

First off, you could get a job, work hard and that would lead to a better income. And you needed just one person in the household to do it. Wages and the cost of living were proportional. And, of course, it usually was the man because the wife was expected to stay at home and take care of the family. Plus, women had less opportunities. And when it cam to children, they were the center of the family unlike any other time in history prior to that.

Now, for most families, it takes both parents working and that sometimes isn't enough or barely enough to pay the bills. Check out this video of life back in the 1950's.