Quotation by Barbara Howar

While waiting to get married, several forms of employment were acceptable. Teaching kindergarten was for those girls who stayed in school four years. The rest were secretaries, typists, file clerks, or receptionists in insurance firms or banks, preferably those owned or run by the family, but respectable enough if the boss was an upstanding Christian member of the community.
Barbara Howar (b. 1934), U.S. socialite and author. Laughing all the Way, ch. 2 (1973).

The daughter of affluent North Carolinians, Howar was describing expectations of well-to-do young women in the 1950s.
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