These days, family dinners appear to be growing more and more rare, and if they do occur, everyone is probably glued to their phones. In the ’50s, it was more common to have a sit-down supper with your family nearly every night.
Between the aromas of fresh bread and homemade soup, family dinners were a time for calm and quiet. As soon as Dad got home from work, the predictable ring of “dinner’s ready!” would echo throughout the house. TV dinners might be served on occasion instead of eating together as a family.