The shouting, smacks, and flying crockery of the time might have been related or not. I took it as my dad giving a “gift”, not a gift.
Ah, I gotcha. My household’s abuse was emotional/mental/verbal.
I hope I didn’t trigger anything.
And this is partly why Edith was Erma Bombeck’s favorite character. Mine, too.
Ironic, as she was also in this, which I remember watching at the time of its premiere:
Sisters taking care of each other in pre-WWII Detroit:
My just-turned-92 Aunt Loretta, my Aunt Helen (the oldest sister), and my mom, in front of 694 Manistique St. Look it up online, the building is no longer there, but the neighborhood is purty (well, flooding is a prob, as you’ll see). Anyhow, one of the apartments there had three generations of Carpenter women living sequentially in it for 28 years!
In one of Trevor Noah’s comedy concerts he makes that very same point… Here we go…
When I first watched that, I had to pause it for a good 5 minutes I was laughing so hard.
Who else watched this, either first-run or in syndication? I wasn’t a latchkey kid, but I knew a lot of them, and my son was one for a while. I loved the show because it seemed real (well, the 1970s for a white middle-class girl was much more PG-rated than it is now). And when I finally saw, “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, the whole story made more sense. I wish they could remake it for televlsion - kind of like they’ve done with “One Day at a Time” - so it could be more like the movie.
Opening theme song, season one - and still relevant!
Addendum: I think I put the clips in the wrong order. OH well.
Problem is, I can’t find anything about FDR starting such a thing. @mindysan33 - you got anything?
Love that show. Linda Lavin lives in Wilmington, NC. She used to attend classes of one of the local Yoga teachers I knew. Was in a class with her once but wasn’t going to fan girl in her when she was getting her yoga on. But she meant a lot to me and my brother.
I don’t plan on getting married again, but if that should ever happen (trying not to scream with laughter as I type), I’m wagering I’d have the same jitters as this bride.
Oh good science twitter made Jezebel
I quit watching SNL when I started going on out Saturday nights; believe it or not, Andrew Dice Clay in “Live From New York”, an oral history of the show that goes only up to 2002 (before Seth Meyers joined) said the SAME THING. And another weird factoid: When I worked for an entertainment agency in Royal Oak, MI (look it up!), I was secretary to the co-owner/VP, and Mr. Clay himself called and I answered. He had a very nice phone voice and was very polite.
Emma Stone really sucked at that.
I’m not finding that either, although JFK started a similar committee led by Elanor Roosevelt… I do know that FDR had women in his cabinet and in advisory positions around him… Frances Perkins comes to mind, his Secretary of Labor…
Oh geez, she did SO much prior to being appointed. And I think she was gay.
Truman disappointed me with his views on women’s rights, which is ironic because he had so much respect for women in general; but he also feared being entrapped with a woman by political rivals. Still, he was a chauvinist. And most women bought into that their place was in the home and let the man do the deciding after he consulted with his wife. Or something like that.
Yeah, she was a huge figure in the progressive movement at the time, as I remember.
Yeah, that tends to be true for not too few men, sadly… they are awesome on somethings, but then end up being chauvinist…