Mildred Hastings (b. 1924), U.S. housewife. As quoted in the New York Times, p. A1 (December 21, 1993).
Hastings, who had raised seven children and always been a full-time housewife, was speaking disapprovingly of her daughter, Jane Eagen, a successful insurance broker and mother of three. The "gingerbread house" to which Hastings referred was an elaborate creation requiring hours of work for the family when Eagen was a child.