Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thanks to all of the villagers comments! So fun to read! Acutally the four-wheel riding is in my sons back yard, he still lives in Northern Utah outside of the Salt Lake Valley and has an acre with the chicken coop, cow and lots of room to roam for his 3 children and of course company! We took a 4 hour drive to his home with my daughter and her 2 girls and then my son-in-law flew into SLC and we all drove home (to southern Utah) a few days later. Yes the memories and tons of pictures are going to have to keep me a float for a while. What would we do without the telephone? Even the web cam!
Although mine is not working for some reason. Does anyone know anything about skype? I know Oprah uses it! So it must be good enough for little ole me! I understand that it is free, just sign up and you can skype anywhere in the world for free! You just have to have a web cam! I am going to look into this. I found something fun. Not all the villagers were born in my era but...I think you will get a KICK out of this article. SNOPES says it may or may not be true! I will let you all be the judge!

The Good Wife's Guide
From Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955.

1· 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 be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed. (I thought that was pretty funny since they are the only ones that work during the day right?)

2· 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. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people. ( and your work weary children don't count?)

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. (I can't stop laughing, I guess his work weary associates are boreing?)

4· Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dust cloth over the tables. (like you would have time to run a dust cloth when you are making yourself adorable with ribbons and preparing dinner?)(I use to have a bucket of Pinesole sitting out all day just to make him think I had been cleaning all day because the house smelled so worked!)lol

5· During 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 to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction. (OH MY GOSH! immense personal satisfaction after working your fingers to the bones all day, don't you dare ask for satisfaction! by this time a knuckel sandwich would be my satisfaction!)

6· Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet. (OH yeah this one is totally pratical! SHUT THE KIDS UP??? NOT)

7· Be happy to see him. (oh honey, I am so happy to see you! LOLOLOLOL after 4 or 5 glasses of wine)

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

9· 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. (this is a total killer)

10· Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

11· Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work. (if this happens, YOU get a baby sitter and go out with the girls!)

12· Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

13· Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice. (I am thinking of Archie and Edith Bunker right now)

14· Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him. (OK do I have every ones attention know? Did I make your blood boil or are you laughing your fanny off like I did when I first read this! check it out ladies, just google "The Good Wifes Guide" and then post this on your refrigerator with a note.......I would love to hear of some of the reactions you get from your hubby!)

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A good wife always knows her place. (HAHAHAHAHAHAHA)
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