A friend of mine lives in an old house house with her family; husband and three kids. She was once a friend of mine, until we went our separate ways, but during school years she was a friend. Another friend (she is still a friend of mine, and has been since I was 9 years old!) shares her own house with dogs- no husband, no kids. As for me, no kids, no husband, no dogs.. but a boyfriend and a horse.
Who would have known how live will turn out back in 1970's.. We have made our choices.