There once existed a marriage bar to employment. One sided. Only applied to women. A married women was not permitted to work at most jobs.
The reason was that men needed available jobs to support their families. A working woman was taking a much needed job from a man.
Employment inequality at its worst.
The issue came to my attention this morning as a result of an item which appeared in the History Section of the Key West Citizen. On this day in 1902, the Board of Education requested the resignation of Sarah Ann Roberts.
Sarah was a teacher. Proper to work as one while single. Once married however a no no. A couple/family did not need two bread earners to survive.
Everything changes with time. In most families today, the wife/mother is required to work. The family could not survive economically if she did not.
The Chart Room first last night. A sparse crowd. John bartending.
Kevin and Holly were there when I arrived. Key Westers/snowbirds. Own a home in Key West. Rent it out during season. We are into season.
They also own an RV. They have been traveling the country. As far west as Las Vegas recently.
Crossed the street to the Hot Tin Roof for dinner. Ate alone at the bar.
Ordered rack of lamb. First time for me at Hot Tin Roof. Absolutely delicious! Best lamb I have eaten in ages. Potatoes and vegetables likewise. The flavoring to die for.
I mentioned to the bartender that the lamb was fantastic, etc. Before I knew it, the chef was standing next to me. He was thrilled I enjoyed the meal as much as I had.
I was sincere. Perhaps people do not compliment the cooking when eating out. I rarely do. If last night had not been exceptional, I would not have. Good tasting food is expected.
In spite of the fanfare, I still had to pay for my dinner!
Watched the President at his rally in Melbourne in the afternoon. A campaign rally. Basically the same as he gave many times during the campaign. I do not think he realizes play time is over. He is in the real world.
Nine thousand in attendance. Many middle aged and senior citizens. Some were interviewed before Trump arrived.
I was impressed with their loyalty. They loved Trump! Were on his side. Not concerned with the first month foul ups. Confident he would come through.
Syracuse/Georgia Tech 6:30 tonight. Syracuse a three point favorite. Syracuse must win 3 of its last 4 games to be guaranteed a spot in the NCAA tournament. If only 2, maybe.
Enjoy your Sunday!