Thursday, January 26, 2017
She Turned the World on with Her Smile
I was only 3 when this show premiered, but I remember watching it in the early '70's and recognizing there was something different about the character Mary played. She had a job. My mother was a housewife and never had a job, so this was a new concept to me. Also, since she wasn't married, as a child, I thought she was maybe 20 years old and just starting out, much like my older sister whom for the same reason I equated her character to. She was 33 when the show premiered. Single at 33 and a working woman. Odd that that was so foreign in 1970. She's also probably a large reason it no longer is.