The Good  Wife's Guide

From the 1950s

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.

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.

Clear away the clutter. Make on last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

A good wife always knows her place.

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