Don't discount jealousy and a certain level of misogyny in the statement. And yes, even women can be misogynists. As much as it seems implausible at this stage in history, there are women who take issue with other women for doing what they deem to be a "man's job" or are jealous if they feel they did not have many choices in their own lives. She singled you out by gender. I have a feeling she would not have made the same comment to man.
Your memories, recollections and current viewpoints are SOOooooo interesting to read! This post is just another reason why I think you should contemplate writing a story/book about your upbringing and how it has served you well in your current life.@clinen11 wrote:
My family does have some old fashioned values. The women let the men sit at family dinners and we fill up their plates for them with whatever they want first and then fill up ours. I also do most of the cooking in my house, although he cooks up some nice meals. My grandma does all the cooking to this day, all the dishes, all the laundry, etc. And so does my mom. I find myself still doing this in my household and I almost balk at times when he starts washing MY DISHES and folding MY LAUNDRY and sweeping MY FLOORS bwahaha. Then I remember it's all okay if he pitches in and appreciate the help. Although we all pitched in and worked hard, there was still a sense of the women doing the sewing, cooking, and cleaning and the men doing the hunting, the working, and the eating. One of my aunts, my mom, and my grandmother have never "worked" a 9-5 but instead were homemakers while the men did/do the work. All five of my grandmothers granddaughters have 9-5's and various types of higher education. Some of those old values just stick with you. I find myself washing the laundry and forgetting I even washed it because it's ingrained. I still like to bake a pan of pone bread or a cake of biscuits to keep under a towel all the the time.
I showed my 78 year old grandpa my laptop and how you could watch videos and such on it. I even showed him Facetime while he was hospitalized for pneumonia and cardioaversion therapy. He thought that was just the craziest, most exciting thing and wanted me to keep calling people in our family so he could see them! They still have a rotary style land line phone and large button corded phones. There are times he's still learning to work a television remote