"A GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE" GOOD HOUSEKEPPING 1955 -
Nancy J. Patrykus
HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED!
This is 2013..and I was first married Feb.12,1949
and can relate to this article! LOL!.....
How I have changed!!
We even had the Spoke Baby Book
on how to raise children!
YEP!!... How times have changed!
I would like to try another
go-around..... Tee Hee
After you are done reading the directions...
Pick yourself up off the floor,
and you can try to stop laughing!!!
A long read, but well worth it!
Found this in a magazine,in 2009.
- article housekeeping monthly ..13 may 1955
- from good housekeeping magazine
How to Make "A GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE" GOOD HOUSEKEPPING 1955 -
- 1*** Have dinner ready. Plan ahead even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerened about him and are about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especilly his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
*** Prepare yourself. Take 15 inutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he comes home. Touch up your makeup, put on a pretty ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking! He has just been with a lot of work-weary people !
*** Be a little gay and a little interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide It!
***Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
***Gather up school books, toys, paper etc. and then run a dust cloth over the tables.
*** Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to umwind by. Your husband will feel like he has reache a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift also. After all catering for his comfort will provide you with immence personal satisfaction!
***Prerare the children.Take a few minutes to wash the childrens hands and faces (if they are small),comb their hair and, if necessary,change their clothes.They are little treasures and he would like to se them playing the part.Minize all noise At the time of his arrival, eliminating all noise of the washer, dryer or vacume.Try to encourage the children to be quit, upon his arrival.
***Be especially happy to see him.
***Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in in your desire to please him.
***Listen to him.You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the monent of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first--Remember his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
- 2*** Make the evening his.
Never complain if he comes home late, or goes out to eat, or other places of entertainment without you.
Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressures and his very real need to be at home and and relaxed.
***Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in mind, body and spirit.
***Don't ever greet him with your complaints and problems.
*** Never complain if he is late home for dinner or even stays out all night.
Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone thru his day.
*** Make him comfortable.
Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom.
Then have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
***Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing toneand a pleasant voice.
*** Don,t ask hin questions about his actions or never question his judgement or integrity.
Remember, HE is THE MASTER of the HOME and such will always exercise his willl with fairness and truthfulness.
You have no right to ever question him.
A good wife always knows her place.