The speaker is an 85-year-old White woman with a high school education from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; she was recorded in 1967.
|Inf: I don???t think parents are strict enough with their children today. I think children of today have too much liberty. It isn???t what I say, it???s what my children say [FW: Mm-hmm] that goes [FW: Mm-hmm]. Now, I may be wrong. I don???t know. But I, I know that-, now for instance in the use of a family car. When our older son started using an-, car, he was told by his father, ???Don???t make any plans for Saturday afternoon or Sunday. That belongs to your mother and me.??? But that isn???t done today [FW: No]. Mother and Dad take a back seat, and Johnny has the car.
FW: Yeah. That???s right. And if he doesn???t have the car, he has one of his own.
Inf: Oh yes, he has one of his own. Now that may be all right, I don???t know. But that???s just one of the things. Then another thing???I don???t think that the teenager of today has the proper, knows the proper value of the dollar [FW: Mm-hmm]. And I think it???s because they???ve had things come too easy. I may be wrong. I don???t know.