How To Be A Good Wife (According to a 1950’s Home Ec Book)

A reader recently sent me a forwarded email titled, ”The Good Wife’s Guide” that supposedly came from a 1950′s home economics textbook designed to prepare female high school students for married life.

While Snopes was unable to determine the articles authenticity, it serves as a fun and infuriating read for today’s modern women.

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 favorite 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…[read more]

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