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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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The good wife's guide

This was taken from a 1955 magazine article:

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 concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.

Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a 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 more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one your duties is to provide it.

Clear away the cluttere. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc and then run a dustcloth over the tables.

Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's 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 see them playing the part. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, elimate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the childern to be quiet.

Be happy to see him.

Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of converstation are more important than yours.

Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.

Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing, and pleasant voice.

Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement or itegrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

A good wife always knows her place.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2003, 05:06 PM
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Re: The good wife's guide

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Yea, I'd like to see 3 or more of those things happen now days. Riiiiiiiiight.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 05:25 PM
Golf anyone?
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That's the funniest thing I've ever read. HAHA
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I don't think my other half would go for it.
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Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready,

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 12:16 PM
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That doesn't sound like fun...

Hmmmm, that doesn't sound like ANY fun! But maybe that's because I would be the one having to adhere to the "rules".

It amazes me that things used to work that way...I'd love to have it switched around! Role play anyone???

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 12:20 PM
Opulance. I has it.
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I may have had a boring day and her duties are to give me a rise!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 09:11 PM
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Pretty funny!! Keep dreaming guys!! You should be the ones catering to us!!
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 09:27 PM
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Here is the article

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2003, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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thats it

didnt have a scanner handy so I typed in the whole damn thing.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 07:33 PM
I might, im drunk.......
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Im looking for a sugar momma, will do the above for $$ to support my mustang

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 01:31 PM
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Thumbs up

That's what's wrong with today.
Dual careers and everything goes to shit.
Nobody has time to do anything or watch or take care of kids on their own.
Does it seem like "stay-at-home" moms are disappearing faster than dinosaurs?
I don't agree with all that above, but damn, some of if sure would be nice.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-24-2003, 12:40 PM
I keep getting older...
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In most countries in Europe it still is like that.
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