This is an actual extract from a Home Economics text book,

     printed in the early 60's. Absolutely unbelievable. Men love it.

     Women can't believe it actually existed.



     The Good Wives Guide



     Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a

     delicious meal ready on time for his return home from work. 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 favourite dish) is part of the warm

     welcome needed. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you

     will 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 gay

     and a little more 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 through the main part

     of the house just before your husband arrives. Gather up school

     books, toys, papers, etc. and the 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. Minimise all noise. At the time of his

     arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or 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 sure your home is a place of peace, order

     and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body

     and spirit Don't greet him with complaints and problems. Don't

     complain if he's late home for dinner, or even stays out all

     night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone

     through that day.


     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. Arrange the 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 judgement or

     integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such

     will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.