Cheaper by the Dozen - Chapters 16-19 Summary & Analysis

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Chapters 16-19 Summary

Chapter 16, "Over the Hill," begins with Mother and Dad going to the movies on Fridays. Dad took the kids on Saturdays. He always threatened to get upset if they tried to beg to stay for two movies. As soon as the first movie was over, they asked to stay for the next, and he always resisted but gave in. One night they decided to call his bluff, and after the first movie, the kids got up to leave. Dad persuaded them to stay. Dad loved the shows the kids put on even more than he loved the movies. They would dress up and act out scenes depicting Mother and Dad. It brought out a lot of joking and laughter.

In Chapter 17, "Four Wheels, No Brakes," the children are getting older. Anne is a senior in high school, and Dad isn't ready...

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