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While I don't agree with everything in the article(e.g. I'm never hungry when I first get home from work), in the 50's a wife respected her husband. Nowadays, most wives truly don't know how to treat their husbands with respect, dignity and compassion.
1 posted on 03/05/2004 5:24:17 PM PST by Go Gordon
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Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him.

Things were kinky even in the 50's......

2 posted on 03/05/2004 5:27:16 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Go Gordon
Moslem, are you?
3 posted on 03/05/2004 5:27:59 PM PST by Grut
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Sage advice.
4 posted on 03/05/2004 5:28:54 PM PST by nathanbedford
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"Don't complain .. even if he stays out all night."

Just call the cops.

Is this article serious?
5 posted on 03/05/2004 5:29:31 PM PST by Burn24
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wow
6 posted on 03/05/2004 5:29:34 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you must; perform without fail that what you resolve.)
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Dr. Laura
7 posted on 03/05/2004 5:30:08 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. --- Kahlil Gibran)
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. Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him.

At least this brings it into the 2000's! :-)

Actually, I do all of these things every single day, honest I do! :-)

8 posted on 03/05/2004 5:30:45 PM PST by ladyinred (democrats have blood on their hands!)
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I've gotten this in emails. I thought it had been exposed as a hoax or urban legend.
9 posted on 03/05/2004 5:30:50 PM PST by Nea Wood (Dude, where's my country?)
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Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night

ah...right.

A man had to have written this list.

10 posted on 03/05/2004 5:30:54 PM PST by CaptainK
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Wow...kinda old school.....definitely......but I do see a lrger point here. The point is for a woman to treat her husband as a blessing, not a curse......and if she does, he will do the same. Show me a woman where I live (mid GA) that isn't completely self-centered B****, a single mommy, or just a slob in general and I'll change my mind.
11 posted on 03/05/2004 5:33:06 PM PST by musical_airman (Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure)
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I suspect a few sentences have been added that weren't in the original--the one about not complaining if he stays out all night, for example.

My mother was a 50s mom, and she actually did that stuff, including having us wash hands and faces before Dad got home. She let us greet him with hugs and kisses, and he always looked like his heart was opening up as he came through the door...after our hugs, we stood back and teased while Daddy kissed her...

I wasn't as good at that as my mother was, sometimes I greeted him with complaints...wish now I had been. One thing I love is for my husband of 34 years to feel respected by me, loved by me, welcomed by me...he always lights up and says home is his sanctuary...and shows it...

It would easy for a sophisticated woman to laugh at this article, but I think men are justifiably hungry for peace and comfort in the home. I love the traditional role of man and woman in a committed marriage working together for the future of the family...we've been blessed in our 34 years together, but we've worked at it...
15 posted on 03/05/2004 5:36:24 PM PST by Judith Anne (Is life a paradox? Well, yes and no...)
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It's not totally unreasonable (except #14) IF the wife doesn't have a job outside the home.
17 posted on 03/05/2004 5:38:10 PM PST by eccentric
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14. Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night

Well, apparently then "staying out all night" did not carry the connotations that it does today. Then, it probably meant drinking a bit to much with your buddies and sleeping it off in the back seat, parked in the square next to the courthouse (where it was safe).

Then, blowing off steam with your buds. Today... probably get you five years in the State pen. No wonder most Americans are frickin pi$$ed off at "government."

18 posted on 03/05/2004 5:38:58 PM PST by TLI (...........ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA..........)
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20 posted on 03/05/2004 5:41:17 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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Even back in high school in about 1981, I had a home econ teacher explain to us, brush your hair and your teeth as soon as you get up and put some lipstick on and have breakfast waiting for your husband. Proper grooming was essential because he would be with perfectly groomed business women all day and he shouldn't think of you like you just rolled out of bed.
21 posted on 03/05/2004 5:41:56 PM PST by codyjacksmom
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I'm not touching this one.
22 posted on 03/05/2004 5:44:04 PM PST by I got the rope
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Tough to do anything on this list when he gets home from work before the wife.

LQ
29 posted on 03/05/2004 5:49:21 PM PST by LizardQueen
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Wives didn't go to work because their attitudes changed, their attitudes changed because they went to work. More's the pity too, IMO.
36 posted on 03/05/2004 5:56:27 PM PST by squidly (Money is inconvenient for them: give them victuals and an arse-clout, it is enough.)
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Where is the corresponding article from a men's publication? "The Good Husband's Guide"

Probably one of the reasons that many "Good Wives" became feminists. Apparently the 1955 "good wife" didn't feel like passing the rules on to her own daughters. The hand that rocks the cradle...

38 posted on 03/05/2004 5:58:16 PM PST by carmody
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Uh, I'm Southern Baptist and believe in being submissive...but I ain't no slave!
40 posted on 03/05/2004 5:58:39 PM PST by Krodg ("My faith frees me"...G.W. Bush........'A Charge To Keep')
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