Nation: Of Women, Knights and Horses

Millions of "displaced homemakers " are starting to organize

The motto on Milo Smith's office wall reads: "She who waits for the knight in shining armor must clean up after his horse." Widowed nine years ago at 47, she went back to college "to get another piece of paper." At 50, she was told she was unemployable. "They said I should go to the welfare office, that my new degree was worthless because of lack of recent work experience."

Furious, she turned her life experience into a career. Now she is director of the 2½-year-old...

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