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Saturday, January 26. 2008
All guys know that good good marriage requires a lady who is interested in being a good wife. As they say, "Happy wife, happy life."
Here's the (probably apocryphal - thanks, readers) old version of the Good Wife's Guide, plus "Good Wife's Guide, Revised."
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 12:25 | Comments (28) | Trackbacks (0)
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The purity and veracity of this advice would be very very difficult to improve.
The final one is especially notable. One could perhaps add she should also know her position.
I showed this to my wife about an hour ago, she's still laughing.
Urban legend. Get with the progam...
Mikkelson's inability to find the text book doesn't support your conclusion.
They didn't go where you are found wanting but rendered an undetermined.
Get a clue.
The pic reminds me of early Tyrrell, when he was still funny http://home.att.net/~rhhardin9/tyrrell.friedan.txt
KRW beat me to it.
However, if anyone can find any "Wives, be subject to your husband" wallpaper I'd pay good money for it. St. Paul was just trying to give us a fighting chance.
Old Joe had a vision of goode wife.
"Three foot tall, flat head and dumb"
Why the flat head?
"So's me can rest me beer." sayed he.
Leag - undetermined is common at Snopes, because they are cautious about definitive statements. The text certainly indicates that the circulated list does not come from the purported sources. Sure, it could turn out to be true, but nothing has turned out...
Idiot, KRW has posted the claim is a fraud and Urban legend citing Mikkelsons.
Pigs can't fly.
He's wrong and so are you.
Y'all lads must be inhabiting that bend in the universe where 2+2=5.
How come you lose the Cajun-retard patois every now and then?
Mita, it might be I miss your gentle nagging.
Now, I must query, once again.
How do y'all know when ya've caught a fish?
You know you've caught a fish when you've caught a fish.
Now here's a question for you, sugah: Who do you give that fish to for a proper flaying?
Sweetheart, I answered y'all's question an reposited one long unanswered by y'all.
Thanks for finally answering.
Sorry, to hear ya' cain't fish, yet.
A good dog is helpful.
The last time I put a ribbon in my hair was for a 2nd grade piano recital.......case in point (I realize my husband works hard but cleaning poop outta the carpet's no small task either)
As I posted on the originating site, did you actually read the Snopes article???
"As for the text itself, nobody has turned up the infamous textbook that supposedly included these ten steps. The list is often attributed to Helen B. Andelin's book Fascinating Womanhood, first published in 1963 to provide instruction in "The Art of Winning a Man's Complete Love," but no such list appears in that work."
The article has not been proven to exist as described in the original posting. Produce the article and I will accept your 2+2=5 universe.
Whether the particular article is accurate or not, I do have a good housekeeping book from the 50s that states many of those attributes and ideas written similarly
That bend where undetermined equates to fraud is all yourn.
Idiot's who pat your back with a "good call, chum" share y'all's shagreen.
I have the book. I've just been on a search but can't find it. I will keep looking and will photograph the cover and inside pages and link it. It may be in a place for safekeeping, but I'll look.
I know it's in my possession because I took it to a party once for laughs....
Meanwhile - see if this helps:
Here is the 'original' that is causing all the ruckus:
The words may be correct, copied, but this 'production' was done by one of BILL GATES' marvelous computers. They didn't have bullets until Bill invented all the computers in the world. :)
OK, leag...let's review...
1) "Life of a wife" website states this article comes from a 1955 "Good Housekeeping" article.
2) Snopes states that the only source(s) for this article, as presented using the same or approximate language, are fabrications.
In a free society, people are...uh, free...to say lots of things. The only documented justification for this article is some obscure book that used language that was far more watered down than presented here. It certainly was not in a general publication such as Good Housekeeping or (the apparently apocryphal) Housekeeping Monthly, therefore the article, as presented, does accurately reflect the attitudes of the times. It was most likely created as a joke and not meant to be taken seriously...kind of like yourself.
Your freedom to be wrong is acknowledged.
It, your being wrong, maybe related to taking information from atheists as gospel.
Leag, try not to drink and blog. You're witty not as sense think are you.
Y'all's fantasies are another manifestation of suckling from atheist tit, youngster.
You're one of those people who always has to have the last word, aren't you Leag?
ahem...obviously that should be "the article...does NOT accurately reflect the attitudes of the times"...doh!
Thanks to Maggie's Farm for posting this and to everyone's comments. Good or bad, they're all interesting to read. Have a great day!
Nicole (Life of a Wife)