Monday, March 23, 2020

Housekeeping Monthly: 1950s


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In 1955, I was 4 years old and my world was all about playing. I didn't know about the other world where women were stay-at-home moms and were basically saints. My own mother was a saint, but she was part of a work force with my father.


Apparently, I was ignorant about these women. None of them were part of my real world, and I was not or would ever be part of theirs.

The following videos are all similar, all about 2 minutes long. Can you guess which one is actually from that time period?










Sooo, there you have what it takes to be that perfect wife all aspire to be.  Good luck to all of you. Men, better change your views of marriage. You just might disappear one night, only to be found shivering, sobbing in a dark abandoned dirt road.

You might be naked.



28 comments:

  1. I'd show this to my wife, but I wouldn't keep a straight face through any of it.

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  2. Those days are long gone. I can't even imagine my wife acting like that at all. :)

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  3. Ha! I did not live back then, but I wonder if all that many people were really like that.

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    1. I think suburban wives probably did. It was a status thing, including the dresses.

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  4. Shudder.
    I would never have made a 'good' wife, but would have been a complete and utter failure by those rules.

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  5. We laugh, but there is some good advice here. A peaceful home and a little kindness go a long way.

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  6. Sherry's mama worked in the cotton mill. My mama was a working mama for a period in the 20-30s but by the time I came along she was a stay at home preacher's wife. My Sherry was a working mama, stay at home mama, and a working mama over the years.
    Amazing these shows, but we did see them on TV in shows like Father knows best or Dennis the Menace. Reinforcing the ones above.
    I learn slow (as a husband) it only took me about 50 years to learn, but I did. She then has kept me thirteen more years. LOL I hope it is a few more years before I find my self nekkid on a lonely road.
    I did get a smile for today!
    Sherry & jack

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  7. Actually, i know a man who is single because he really believes this is how the home should be. He wonders why he can't find anyone, and would never understand if it were explained to him.

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    1. Really? Really? Any woman should count herself lucky not to be part of such tyranny.

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  8. From what I can recall, before she worked outside the home my mother was the perfect 50's housewife. I'm casting my "real deal" vote for clip #2.

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  9. Naked? Good Lord, nobody wants that...

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  10. That looks like my Dad's idea of a perfect home, everything done for him, waited on hand and foot. Didn't happen of course.

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  11. Oh my, times have changed. Me? Dad came home, they'd have a drink, dinner got on the table, after mom did the dishes and maybe dad would help, then play with me. It was so easy. (I'm sure, not. But hey, I was a kid.)

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  12. I suspect, from watching people I know, that one of the reasons for so many marriage break-ups is that some husbands expect their wives to carry out all the same tasks that their mothers took care of; that ain't gonna happen in these days. Those days are not completely gone yet - when I was a care worker (I only retired 4 years ago) I had parents of the children I looked after asking if I did the washing and other tasks that they thought of as "women's work".

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  13. i will not agree with it hundred percent though dear Susan but may some day world gonna realize that stay at home women can build healthier society if they feel their duties as mother and this is our world lack most
    mentally healthy people who can participate into making this planet a peaceful place for all equally

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    1. Stay at home and working moms are essential to the home The 1950s mom had a different load. Today's families have the technology that makes
      work for both parents and children different. My husband has and still is always been part of caring for the home.

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