Extract from a Home Economics textbook, 1960's

  1. here is an actual extract from a home economics textbook printed in the early 60's.

    when retiring to the bedroom prepare yourself for bed as promptly as possible. whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost importance your tired husband does not want to queue for the bathroom as he would have to do for his train.

    but remember to look your best when going to bed. try to achieve a look that is welcoming without being obvious. if you need to apply face-cream or hair-rollers wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a man last thing at night. when it comes to the possibility of intimate relations with your husband it is important to remember your marriage vows and in particular your commitment to obey him. if he feels that he needs to sleep immediately then so be it. in all things be lead by your husband's wishes, do not pressure him in any way to stimulate intimacy.

    should your husband suggest congress then accede humbly all the while being mindful that a man's satisfaction is more important than a woman's. when he reaches his moment of fulfilment a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you may have had. should your husband suggest any of the more unusual practices be obedient and uncomplaining but register any reluctance by remaining silent. it is likely that your husband will then fall promptly asleep so adjust your clothing, freshen up and apply your night time face and hair care products. you may then set the alarm so that you can arise shortly before him in the morning. this will enable you to have his morning cup of tea ready when he awakes.

    isn't this a hoot??
  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    So true then....So true today.
  4. by   aimeee
    You wish, Russell! You WISH!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    glad I am not a 60s wife. But then, I prolly would not have been then if I had to live by such rules. The rebel in me...ya know...
  6. by   deespoohbear

    I am with you!! I probably would have been an old maid if that was they way to be back then...

    I have a couple of aunts who would have been newlyweds in the 1950's and early 60's and I can pretty much bet you they didn't abide by these "guidelines..." I e-mailed it to my Mom, she should have a great laugh over it.....
  7. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    So true then....So true today.


    You are going to get yourself a seat on Jon's one way plane if you keep that nonsense up!!! :roll
  8. by   Mkue
    OMG ! that is a HOOT !:chuckle
  9. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by deespoohbear

    You are going to get yourself a seat on Jon's one way plane if you keep that nonsense up!!! :roll
    If you need any help getting him on the plane, let me know:chuckle
  10. by   deespoohbear
    originally posted by mkue
    if you need any help getting him on the plane, let me know:chuckle
    marie, thanks!!!
  11. by   CATHYW
    deespoohbear, I'm telling you! I've GOT to find that spoon! LOL!
  12. by   Mama Val
    I am sending this to my Mom with the question, Why didn't you tell me to do this?
    Mabey I wouldn't be on husband #3 if I got up earlier and made #1 his cup of tea....
    Oh yeah thats right I would have stumbled over my M16 automatic rifle in the tent and spilled the tea on his crotch...silly me those high heels keep getting in the way....pardon me I gotta go starch his underware now
  13. by   Robin61970
    This is too funny......read it to the hubby and he tried to snap his fingers at me and say yea...that sounds right...HA! I laughed at him very loudly and went right on typing..........
  14. by   alwaysthere
    Thats not a realationship......they have a name for that and it's called slavery....marriage is give and take.