Quotation by Sally Ann Carter

... there was always the assumption, even when I was getting a graduate degree in education, that any work I did was temporary, something to do until I assumed my principal role in life which was to be the perfect wife and mother, supported by my husband. As it turned out, I never had children, and I've supported myself for thirty years. If I'd known I was going to have to do that I would have made some very different decisions. I would have approached work with more seriousness and purpose.
Sally Ann Carter (b. 1934), U.S. realtor. As quoted in The Fifties, ch. 3, by Brett Harvey (1993).

Carter was an interviewee in Harvey's oral history of the 1950s.
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