How do we like this one ladies ?? huh?

I don't think so,

I think a man must of written it ! either that, or they were very calm women back then?

The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for High

School girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.


1.Have dinner ready:

Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a

delicious meal - on time. 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 prospects of a good meal are

part of the warm welcome needed.


2.Prepare yourself:

Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, 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.

His boring day may need a lift.


3.Clear away the clutter.


Make one last trip through the main part of

the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books,

toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband

will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you

a lift, too.



4.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.


5.Minimize the noise:

At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of

washer, dryer, dishwashers or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to

be quiet.

Be happy to see him. Greet him with warm smile and be glad to see him.


6. Don't greet him with problems or complaints.

Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what

he might have gone through that day.


7.Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or

suggest he 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,

soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.

8.Listen to him:

You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment

of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.


9.Make the evening his:

Never complain if he does not take you out to

dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead, try to understand

his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.

10.The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your

husband can relax.



Number 11





Julie Clift

Western Australia


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