Quotation by Mildred Hastings

Janie works hard, of course, and she's a good wife and mother, but do you know she's never once made a gingerbread house with her children?
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.
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