My grandmother was largely the breadwinner of the family. My grandfather wrote booklets which he sold as a subscription. This did not earn very much money, so my grandmother developed skills to make embroidery for women’s shirts. She had 2-3 employees, according to my mother. My mother and her 4 siblings watched this scenery and the accounts I’ve heard is that he did not do very much and she did everything. Growing up with this model of a family, I can only imagine how the children felt about their parents, watching one do most of the work.