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The following is from a 1950’s home economics textbook intended for high school girls, teaching them how to prepare for married life: 1. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, etc. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too. Prepare the children: Take a few minutes to wash the children’s hands and faces if they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad to see him. Some Don’ts: Don’t greet him with problems or complaints. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day. Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. We go away from such readings a bit proud of how we’ve pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps and with our halos a bit more brightly burnished.