Millions lived apart from fathers who served in the military. Many also saw less of their mothers, as the federal government was now encouraging even the mothers of young children to work outside the home. Daycares appeared, but the great majority of working wives relied on
Women stayed at home to take care of the children and do the housework, which consisted of cooking and cleaning. Since women didn’t work and stayed at home, this became more difficult when husbands and sons that were old enough were drafted to the war. That means that the household was now being deprived of one or more sources of income. That was the case with Walter Glass, soon to be 74 years old; he’s been through it all. From World War II to growing up without a father, the life of Walter Glass always had
I always wanted to go to workwith him. I never thought about going to work just to make a living, but it did make it a little clearer for me to understand. My father would let me know that I will be out on my own one day, and in order to live life comfortably I will have to work to earn a living. I now realize what Russell Baker meant in his quote “go to work and make a living.” There are so many children out there that are clueless about work in America. Most don’t understand what their parents work for.
Their father, Reb Smolinsky, stays at home reading religious books to his family and controls their income. Sara, at a young age, actually sells herring to provide the family with some income. Finally, Sara’s three sisters get jobs that provide the family with financial support. Sara’s mother, Shena Smolinksy, also rents out the other room in the house to collect more income. All during this time, Reb, does nothing more than preach and watch over the money.
People are also reaching the time in their lives when medical problems tend to increase. When an adult reaches their senior years, some may need help at home, and as they age this tends to increase throughout the years. With America not being close as they were in the past, a lot of families are splitting up and leaving mom and dad alone. This creates a need for them when it comes to meals and physical care. So many people want to be independent but this actually creates a problem, more seniors are relying on community facilities or retirement homes to assist them with their daily living.
The students graduated and became social workers. The faculty member said “They knew that school would be their saving grace, that knowledge was the only thing that couldn’t be snatched.” In other way by them to finish school that would be the only thing they will have for them to save them from poverty and no one would take it away, because now they will have a degree they have earned on their own; have better jobs and be financially stable. These students are trying to overcome poverty by getting an education. Homelessness among college students is a big problem. Not a lot of people are aware of it.
The board should be made up of people that live here and people that own but rent the home out. There should at least a percentage of people that live on site that are on the board. I am personally a home owner and I feel that without the input and support of actual community members then nothing is getting resolved because these board members have no clue as to what is actually going on in the community. They treat people differently because of the fact that they all live in really nice homes outside of the community. It is difficult to reiterate all of the things that they have said for me to form this opinion but it is blatantly apparent when they get together and speak to people in the community that have shown up at the meetings.
In Lithuania, its custom that guests at a wedding-feast leave money to cover the cost, but since they were in America, many of the guest leave the feast without leaving any money since money was being budgeted amongst each person due to the lack of jobs available. Jurgis, who has great faith in the American Dream, vowed that he will simply work harder to make more money so that they may pay off the debt and continue living in America without struggling. Jobs in Packingtown involve back-breaking labor, however, conducted in unsafe conditions with little regard for individual workers. Therefore, Jurgis quickly finds work since he is young and eager to work. The family signed an agreement to buy a house, but the house was poorly maintained so it was full of repairs which evidently would cost money that they didn’t have.
In today’s society, many people have forgotten what it means to be free and how we got our freedom. It wasn’t easy and we were not alone in the effort. We did not stand alone so why is it that we think that the Middle Eastern countries can stand alone and achieve what America has with its civil rights? The answer is simple. We have forgotten the words of our fore fathers and the history of our country and all of the sacrifices that America had to endure before our time.
That something missing was the structure of the American family. Chris was very aloof from his family at a young age. His father and his first wife were not yet divorced when he started relations with Chris’s mother. Once Chris was older he found this out and began to despise his father even more. The many rifts in his family played a big role in his departure.