I have just finished watching The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. I came away with two thoughts: 1) Julianne Moore is one heck of an actress, and 2) thank the Lord for the times we live in now!! It's based on a true story of an overworked and under-appreciated housewife with ten kids and a hapless alcoholic husband during the late 50's and early 60's. She never learned to drive, and had to beg her husband for money to pay the milkman each week. At one point she gets a call from the bank telling her the second mortgage on their house ($4000) is due in 30 days, to which she responds "what second mortgage?" She kept the family going by entering contests and winning prizes, cash and/or goods, which she would sell to pay the bills. I think all women today need to get on their knees and send a prayer of thanks to Gloria Steinem and all the others who started the feminist movement.
I am so grateful to be living in this enlightened time when women are independent with jobs, families, political careers, and the freedom to choose whatever they want in life.