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Role Model

May 05, 1993

I have been reading with interest the "Doonesbury" comic strip and other articles, especially "Seen and Heard" (April 28), relating to the "Take Our Daughters to Work Day," and I think it's worth noting that a number of women have been doing this all along.

My two daughters grew up watching me work every day of their lives, and I didn't have to "take" them anywhere because all my work was done right at home. They saw me clean, cook, sew, wash, iron and do the hundred other things necessary to make a house a home (plus make time for friendships, hobbies, etc.) And, as they learned these skills themselves, my daughters also learned something even more important--that it's possible to take pride in keeping a home clean and comfortable and in creating a loving and caring atmosphere in which to live.

There are numerous ways of achieving fulfillment and job satisfaction, all of them commendable, but for many women the above job description has always been a full-time occupation, and one that mothers have historically passed on to daughters without needing a special day in which to do it.

MARJORIE FLATHERS

San Bernardino

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