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The following is from an actual 1950's Home Economics textbook intended
for High School girls, teaching them 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 make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be
resh 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 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
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, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
Greet him with a warm smile and kiss, letting him know you're glad to
6. Some Don'ts: 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 lay 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 and 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.