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Dads have earned our admiration

My father worked hard to support six children — to send us to private school, contribute to our college costs and pay for all five of his daughters’ weddings.
I wouldn’t know it for many years, but our neighbor worked three jobs much of his adult life; he wouldn’t buy his first new car until he retired.
The model for moms and dads was simple then — a difficult, rigid model in many ways.
Most moms stayed home and ran households, families and neighborhoods.
They had limited career opportunities outside the home. Some worked part-time as nurses or administrative assistants ...

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