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Old 11-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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This is really entertaining and fascinating! Tell me what you think of it!

http://www.jenbutneverjenn.com/2010/05/welcome-to-50s-housewife-experiment.html

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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The daily list has me

Ok, I've read a few more days. Hilarious. It doesn't sound like she has kids though. I want to hear about someone who did it with kids.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Re: The 1950s Housewife Experiment

Wow XD I just read the "The Keeping of the House, 1950s Style" part and

Though... I am going to print that list and see if I can do the "before lunch" part by dinner tomorrow
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Re: The 1950s Housewife Experiment

You know, that list is for the woman with no children yet... I can only imagine the list for the mother!!!
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Though... I am going to print that list and see if I can do the "before lunch" part by dinner tomorrow
I know I have hopes of doing some of the daily list things, but alas it sounds good to think about doing and is another thing to actually do them.
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Eh, the daily cleaning list didn't scare me. I have three kids, and manage to keep my house clean... relatively spotless, compared to some of my friends' houses . I imagine it would be much easier to get all that done without kids .

I loved all the instructions on how to be a good wife, though . Do your hair and makeup before he wakes up... keep a mirror in the kitchen... etc etc. Riiight.
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No wonder they were all on coke...LOL!
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Eh, the daily cleaning list didn't scare me. I have three kids, and manage to keep my house clean... relatively spotless, compared to some of my friends' houses . I imagine it would be much easier to get all that done without kids .

I loved all the instructions on how to be a good wife, though . Do your hair and makeup before he wakes up... keep a mirror in the kitchen... etc etc. Riiight.
Are you talking appearance/tidy clean or do you actually dust, mop, vacuum, and deep clean 1 room every day?

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That IS fascinating. One of my very favorite books is a book written in the 50's called " The I hate to housekeep book" And its all about how to be a good housewife but not spend your whole life doing it. HAH! Compared to today, yes you are probably spending your whole life doing it.

Anyway, there is a section on recipes in there and I honestly can barely read it without gagging. So much cream and meat and chipped beef...

That does look like a really interesting experiment.
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Oh that is really interesting to read! I like that she treated the subject with respect, not condescension. Men are simple creatures in a lot of ways, I bet most would love to be greeted with a warm meal and smiling wife complete with skirt and pumps I'm going to bookmark that web site, fun to read.
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