Words Of Wisdom From And For Visitors

  1. How To Be A Good Wife
  2. How To Be A Good Wife CONTINUED
  3. The Young Wife's Book
  4. The Big Bad Wolf (and Coyote)
  5. Name That Tune
  6. Ant Versus Grasshopper
  7. Guns Don't Kill People
  8. Capital Punishment
  9. The Pledge Of Allegiance

      How To Be A Good Wife

      This advice on how to be a good wife was
      printed in "Housekeeping Monthly" in 1955.
      It gives a clear idea on how married women
      are meant to behave in their relationship
      with their husbands.

      1. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready for his return. 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
      2. Prepare yourself. Take fifteen minutes to rest so that youíll 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.
      3. 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.
      4. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
      5. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc and then run a dust cloth over the tables.
      6. Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel that 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.
      7. Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the childrenís 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. Minimize the noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
      8. Be happy to see him.
      9. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
      10. 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 Ė remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
      11. 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.
      12. Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
      13. Donít greet him with complaints and problems.
      14. 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.
      15. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
      16. Donít ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You will have no right to question him.
      17. A good housewife always knows her place.

      The image below is of that article in the Housekeeping Monthly magazine of May 13, 1955:

      The image below is of the cover of a 1957 John Bull magazine; two years after the supposed article above is said to have been written in a magazine theoretically called "Housekeeping Monthly":

      Hmmm... I wonder...
      Is it possible that the image on the cover of the John Bull magazine
      in 1957 was created in 1955, or sooner, and was used in a
      "Housekeeping Monthly" magazine in 1955 as well?
      See how rumors get started...

      How To Be A Good Wife CONTINUED

      The image below appeared on the cover of
      of "Hot Rod" magazine in November 1993.
      It clearly shows how married women are
      meant to behave in their relationship
      with their husbands.


      Wife

      The Young Wife's Book

      The Young Wife's Book was published in 1836 and
      gives clear advice on the duties of young wives
      to the husband of their choice.


      Wife

      The small text below the image to the right above is as follows:

      The reading of a cultivated woman commonly occupies
      less time than the Music of a Musical woman or
      the Idleness of an Indolent woman.

      This book was purchased from Wes Cowan Auctions for $60.00. Wes stars in the PBS television series History Detectives and is a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. You may visit Wes's Web Site at: http://CowanAuctions.com/. The auction catalog described the book as follows:

      The Big Bad Wolf (and Coyote)

      If the two self-centered people above were not so focused on just saving their own necks, they could solve their dilemma as well as the problem their friends (?) the Three Little Pigs are facing as follows:
      The selfish people tell the Three Little Pigs to run into one of the bedrooms. Then they open the front door and tell the Big Bad Wolf that the Three Little Pigs went into the closet. Then, when the Big Bad Wolf goes into the closet to get the Three Little Pigs, all 5 of them (the two selfish people and the Three Little Pigs) slam the door on the Big Bad Wolf, lock the door, and throw away the key. Then no one would have to worry about the Big Bad Wolf anymore.

      Next, if the Three Little Pigs used proper psychology on the Big Bad Wolf, they can have him become their friend just like Goliath and Spencer did with the Big Bad Coyote as shown in the photo below:

      The photo below shows the method Spencer and Goliath used to trap the Big Bad Coyote:

      See the Big Bad Coyote roaming the neighborhood:

      Name That Tune

      "The trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw."

      Ant Versus Grasshopper

      OLD VERSION:

      The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

      The grasshopper thinks he is a fool, laughs, and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

      The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

      MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

      MODERN VERSION:

      The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

      The grasshopper thinks he is a fool, laughs, and dances and plays the summer away.

      Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

      CBS, NBC, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

      America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

      Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, "It's Not Easy Being Green."

      Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, "We shall overcome". Jesse then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

      Tom Daschle & John Kerry exclaim in an interview with Peter Jennings that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his "fair share."

      Finally, the EEOC drafts the "Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act," retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

      Hillary gets her old law firm to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges that Bill appointed from a list of single-parent welfare recipients.

      The ant loses the case.

      The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

      The ant has disappeared in the snow.

      The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

      MORAL OF THE STORY: Vote Republican

      Guns don't kill people,
      Abortion Clinics kill people

      May purchase bumper sticker HERE

      CAPITAL PUNISHMENT:
      NO Repeat Offenders

      The Pledge Of Allegiance

      I pledge allegiance to the Flag
      of the United States of America,
      and to the Republic for which it stands:
      one Nation under God, indivisible,
      With Liberty and Justice for all;
      [I add]
      Born and Unborn.

      Read a history of the Pledge HERE
      If this makes you uncomfortable, it is unfortunate.
      Perhaps you should consider what has been and is being sacrificed so you can read it.
      I do not apologize for your discomfort.