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This 1955 ‘Good House Wife’s Guide’ Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands
LTDC ^ | 8/11/2018 | Angel Chang

Posted on 08/11/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon

9.) Be happy to see him. Free him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him.

10.) 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 conversation are more important than yours.

11.) 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.

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

13.) Don’t greet him with complaints and problems.

14.) 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.

15.) 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.

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

17.) Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment of integrity. 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.

18.) A good wife always knows her place.

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1 posted on 08/11/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: Architect of Avalon

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

Uh,huh! :-)

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2 posted on 08/11/2018 12:30:17 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Architect of Avalon

Just showed this to my wife and she slapped me in the back of the head and told me to go do something that’s physically impossible.


3 posted on 08/11/2018 12:31:50 PM PDT by Dusty Road (")
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To: Architect of Avalon

My first wife basically turned that list on it’s head, as I’m sure many women do.


4 posted on 08/11/2018 12:33:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Architect of Avalon
This is why smart American men are marrying Asian women.
 
5 posted on 08/11/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: Architect of Avalon

With a few alterations, much of this is simply good manners.


6 posted on 08/11/2018 12:34:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Architect of Avalon

.....and the issue with this is?

Where’s the......

.....make me a sammich and get me a beer?

Then it would be complete!

Yes....I am wearing flame retardant clothing... :^)


7 posted on 08/11/2018 12:34:44 PM PDT by nevergore (I have a terrible rash on my covfefe....)
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To: Dusty Road

ROTFLOL......she said “that?”


8 posted on 08/11/2018 12:35:24 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Architect of Avalon
Oh dear Lord three things I pray...

1.take me back to 1955
2.make my wife look like Ann-Margret.
3.make sure that my liquor cabinet is well-stocked with bourbon.

9 posted on 08/11/2018 12:35:45 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Architect of Avalon

Fake. Not one mention of a sammich.


10 posted on 08/11/2018 12:36:17 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Architect of Avalon

Remember, these are the MINIMUM requirements.


11 posted on 08/11/2018 12:36:27 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

U are darn right with that one.
My ex-wyfe would have turned into a screaming banshee if she ever read that list.


12 posted on 08/11/2018 12:36:47 PM PDT by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be made the Cat Food instead.)
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To: Architect of Avalon

Well, good advice in saner times.

Best advice comes from the Lord who created Real Marriage:

Ephesians 5:21-33

21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”c 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.


13 posted on 08/11/2018 12:39:50 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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To: All

Reminds me of pre-feminist “The Total Woman”.... a self-help book for married women by Marabel Morgan.....still in libraries
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The book sold over 500,000 copies within the first year, making it the most successful non-fiction book in the USA in 1974.

Overall, it sold more than ten million copies.

“It’s only when a woman surrenders her life to her husband, reveres and worships him and is willing to serve him, that she becomes really beautiful to him,” Morgan wrote.

Grounded in evangelical Christianity, it taught that “A Total Woman caters to her man’s special quirks, whether it be in salads, sex or sports,”

.....best remembered for instructing wives to greet their man at the front door wearing sexy outfits; suggestions included “a cowgirl or a showgirl.”

It was said that Marbel once greeted her husband completely wrapped in Saran.


14 posted on 08/11/2018 12:40:34 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Architect of Avalon

Great advice. Unfortunately they all see it as a punchline today.


15 posted on 08/11/2018 12:41:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Architect of Avalon
Ah yes, the good old days..


16 posted on 08/11/2018 12:41:44 PM PDT by PROCON ('Progressive' is a Euphemism for Totalitarian)
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To: Architect of Avalon

remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

Don’t complain...of he stays out all night.

offer to take off his shoes

He...will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.

You have no right to question him

I call BS. This was edited. But suburban housewives now believe the crap they get on CNN and go to yoga (which, as much as they get angry when you try to let them know, is a Hindu prayer ritual) so maybe it wasn’t edited.


17 posted on 08/11/2018 12:41:46 PM PDT by stanne
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To: miss marmelstein

Oh, brother.......

(17) “ Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment of integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house.”

“He will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.”


18 posted on 08/11/2018 12:42:37 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Ping


19 posted on 08/11/2018 12:42:55 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Architect of Avalon

Sounds more like 1855...in the Middle East.


20 posted on 08/11/2018 12:44:50 PM PDT by Buttons12
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