Most of the women I know began to fly because a perpetual turnover of women leaving to marry, have babies, or enter premature cronehood, but replacements were always waiting in the wings: in 1955, some 20000 women applied for 347 available posts at American.
But there were no phones in Tsau and never would be until I was in cronehood, if then.
1992 — Demetra George, Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess, HarperSanFrancisco (1992), ISBN 0062503707, page 221:
If a woman has chosen motherhood, her cronehood may be timed by her last child leaving home or when she becomes a grandmother. Cronehood can also be marked by retirement from a career or mainstream job, or by the death of her parents or spouse.
She smells like an old woman despite the eau de cologne — maybe because of the cologne. Lemon blossoms, always. Looking at Camilla's miniature figure, her squished-up face with the same characteristics as mine, I see my own cronehood in the mirror.
2007 — Naomi Neale, Method Man, Dorchester Publishing Company (2007), ISBN 9780505526977, page 68:
Rarely were words more calculated to make a gal feel like she'd entered cronehood.
"It's not all your fault, I know. You're both barbarous idiots, as far as I'm concerned. If I weren't so spineless, I'd tell the two of you to go fly a kite and live out my cronehood in solitude, but so be it. I'm a coward."