There are 3 different types of people who are going to read this. Ones that agree 100%, disagree 100% or the ones that are going to be in the middle. I choose to be the type who agrees 100%. I have read this a few times and am fascinated in the pride women used to take in keeping their house a home and their family a family. I admire how hard they worked. This reminds me of PROVERBS 31: 10-31 who I honestly strive to be like ( I don't do the best job, but God is helping me) There were no distractions such as blogs, facebook, texting, emailing,...etc. Sometimes I think I don't have time....but if I cut out everything that they didn't have in 1955 or 1855 then I would have plenty of time. This is my honest opinion regardless of what generation I'm living in...I'm 27 years old and wish I lived in a time when it was like this.
This has been on the internet for awhile, it was supposed to come out of a home economics book in 1955. This would never be in one now, even though I think it should. ..... I hope you all have fun reading. I would love to hear what you think and have to say!
**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. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
**Be a little more gay and interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
** Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip though the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
** Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc. and then run a dust cloth 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, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer, and vacuum. Try to encourage the children 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 conversation 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 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 comes home late to dinner, or even if he stays out all night. Compare this as minor compared to what he may have gone through that day.
** Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or 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 judgment or 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.
** A good wife always knows her place.
I agree...a woman like this "her price is far above rubies"!!!