Mary Andrews is the wife of Fred Andrews and the mother of Archie Andrews. She is an typical all-American surburban mother and is more tolerant of Archie than her husband, and is the only one who can maintain order in the house. She has ginger-red hair like Archie's, and she often wears a violet dress or a blue tunic with black long skirt or a cyan blouse with other clothing.
In earlier years, her hair was white and she was less slender, but most of the parents of Archie characters were given a more youthful appearance in later years. The art style of Archie Comics has grown more detail over the decades, making it easier to illustrate people of different ages without exaggeration.
Though her husband Fred was stereotypically the main breadwinner in earlier decades, she took a job at a real estate agency in later years. She is often the only one who can keep order among the family. She finds it difficult to get Archie to do his chores, his homework, or any other sort of work. However, once she begins working, Archie tends to do more of his share around the house, if not more, including some of the cooking and grocery shopping. Still, she is more tolerant than her husband, and she and Archie have a typical mother/son relationship. At times, Archie will buy his mother wonderful gifts like Pendants and similar things like that, which tends to miff Betty and Veronica (Veronica mostly). Although she is a disciplinarian and her son is always getting into trouble, she never seems to lose her temper with him.
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