Miss Mayfield indulged in another little daydream. Out of her much increased salary, perhaps she could save something;
perhaps here, in the very heart of the country, she could
find a tiny cottage and have it ready to welcome Rose in,
say, twelve or eighteen years’ time; perhaps even, freed
from the outrageous demands of Miss Stevens’ careerist
experiments, she might find time and energy to do some
extra work – a little coaching, an evening class. Under the
heady excitement of her first glimpse of this beautiful
place, she thought of addressing envelopes at so much a
thousand, or baby-sitting.
Does it mean she wanted to send some letters to one thousand people or even start baby-sitting (although she was a teacher)?
So she thought she would write addresses on one thousand envelopes and get money for it. Sounds silly ;)
I see. Thanks.
Also back in those days, you didn't need a Diploma in Child Care to baby sit.