Wow. Just wow. I stumbled across these tips from the 1950’s on how to look after your husband and I was blown away by just how far we have come.

I mean, if my husband expected any of this I would more than likely be showing him the door.

This is a little more my ‘wife style’…


Now I could almost guarantee that the person who wrote these tips was a man, one who had no children… Could you imagine trying to keep the kids quiet during witching hour? LOL!

Hope this gave you a giggle!

Let us know what you think in the comments.

  • ha ha! it is no wonder why our grannies fought for equality! nowadays we don’t need to lol. it was such a different era back then and i wonder how many people were truly happy?


  • Oh goodness! I would be failing as a wife big time lol. Glad things have changed!!


  • Lol. I’m lucky if I do my hair more than twice a week. I’ve given up shaving anything in winter and spaghetti from a can is acceptable breakfast food on weekends. I’m am a total wifely failure.


  • Lol, glad I’m not living in that age !
    I’m sure many unhappy marriages occurred back then, that of my grandparents being an example of that. My opa for example didn’t want to visit the toilet in the night and peed in a bedpan, which my oma good empty and clean in the morning.. While he had loads of money my oma got only a little to spend from which she had to run the household and feed her 7 children. Only after his death she got to know how much money there was…. Very sad actually.

    • He could have surely lived a better life indeed.


  • Seen this before. I love the one about sewing and how to “prepare” yourself for sewing in case anybody should turn up and your hair or makeup is not spot on amongst many other humorous little pieces of advice.


  • Ribbon in the hair always makes me laugh! Seriously – someone actually thought this was a good idea!


  • That book made me laugh. Women weren’t allowed to complain but I bet the men did. Keep the kids quiet ? Surely he wanted to know where they were.
    Kids should be seen and not heard – no wonder some are such bad communicators. Now some of the grandchildren are just as bad when it comes to communication. One guy in his 30s pauses during a conversation at mid-sentence while he thinks what he needs to say.


  • Absurd, isn’t it? I actually remember reading something similar (or was it the same?) in a novel I’ve read time ago. Found it!! “The slow waltz of turtles” by Katherine Pancol.
    I’ve got the book with me now. There is an extract from a Catholic Home Economics Manual for Women (published in 1960)
    One of the points is:
    -Never Complain if he comes home late
    or leaves to have dinner or seek entertainment elsewhere without you.
    -You can set the alarm
    so as to be awake shortly before him in the morning. This will allow you to hand him his cup of tea when he wakes up…

    And so much more! :-)

    • I have read similar quotes too and I am happy to not meet any of these criteria! :)


  • heheheh how funny thankfully times have changed, bugger worrying about touching up make up for him lol he can go grab me my chocolate and chips now!


  • A very old fashion book that doesn’t relate today!


  • No doubt written by a man ;) I wonder if there’s ever been a book on How To Be a Good Husband (hmmm, now there’s an idea) :D


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