An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 7

ick. i will never buy this magazine again an actual 1955 good housekeeping article. aoladp://ma15939680-0002/image0011.jpg -... Read More

  1. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from SillyLilly
    On the other hand, when you are at home, and your partner comes home from along day, I would smile for him, welcome him home, ask about his day. But I hope he would do that same thing for me! Welcome each other!
    We conscientiously(sp?) practice this in my house! Your home is your safe haven, where you are supposed to feel comfortable, relaxed, and accepted. We both work twelve hour shifts (hubby as a policeman)...so it feels really good when I come home from a long day and he is there smiling, happy to see me and interested in letting me unload my troubles. I do the same for him.:blushkiss
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    In my highschool (all girls) they gave us this article, and we got to discuss what it means to us, and talked about how things have changed.
    We had this happen as well, to 'comment on what we think of the article' and my comment was "well, it would make great toilet paper the day after eating chilli"
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from TazziRN
    Good grief....I hope they never find a personal use for root beer........
    Muahh hahh haa... you don' wanna KNOW!





































    heh heh, just kiddin
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    It could happen, years ago, 7Up used to be recommended to post-partum women (the spring water used to make it contained lithium) (this fact was in my Maternity nursing book.)

    Coca-cola used to have cocaine in it, so it was recommended for people with 'nervous disorders'.

    Pepsi used to contain pepsin, recommended for upset stomachs.

    Dr. Pepper was peddled as an "energy drink".


    www.sodamuseum.com

    Lol, NOW they tell us! ha ha
  5. by   TazziRN
    *whew* Nothing funky in root beer's history, thank gawd!!!



    *taking long pull from glass*
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from SillyLilly

    Im glad we have come alonggg way, and think we will continue to change, because girls are taught in school and in the media (well, at least more so now than ever before) that they can be empowered, can have female qualities, and can be treated equally, or at least deserve too. I was raised believing that, much more than my parent's generation...

    OTOH - I think of all the divorces and failed relationships, the casual nature of relationships, the breakdown of the family - perhaps it wasn't such a bad thing. I think of course the main thing is that we are ALL (m + F) working too much, so the kids don't get as much of our attention and energy, and neither do our marriages.

    So I think there is something to be said for traditional roles to some extent. Our families are in deep trouble and it's only going to get worse.

    Don't nobody kill me, k? But after two failed marriages, I would be happy to be married in an "old school" way - (so I think...)
  7. by   SillyLilly
    Quote from zoeboboey
    OTOH - I think of all the divorces and failed relationships, the casual nature of relationships, the breakdown of the family - perhaps it wasn't such a bad thing. I think of course the main thing is that we are ALL (m + F) working too much, so the kids don't get as much of our attention and energy, and neither do our marriages.

    So I think there is something to be said for traditional roles to some extent. Our families are in deep trouble and it's only going to get worse.

    Don't nobody kill me, k? But after two failed marriages, I would be happy to be married in an "old school" way - (so I think...)
    Im sickly scared of marriage for that reason, but again, because of all this insight, empowerment, etc we are exposed to, my boyfriend and I can make an appropriate decision for ourselves. At least I hope! But what do I know! My boyfriend and I are waiting to marry, not even moving intogether yet (together for 4 years).
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from SillyLilly
    Im sickly scared of marriage for that reason, but again, because of all this insight, empowerment, etc we are exposed to, my boyfriend and I can make an appropriate decision for ourselves. At least I hope! But what do I know! My boyfriend and I are waiting to marry, not even moving intogether yet (together for 4 years).

    Silly Lilly, neat name. Well it is good to go into marriage with that attitude, that you are scared. The statistics speak for themselves. All the pre-marital preparation you can do should (might?) help. If you are involved with a church for example you can get pre-marital counseling, and of course there are plenty of lay counselors who can help you do this.

    I think the biggest thing is to have who YOU are well under your belt - I was saying the right things ("I don't NEED a man, but I would like to CHOOSE to be with someone...") - but - in reality, I was very dependent on having a relationship.

    A year after nursing school for example I had an awesome job and an awesome apt., got involved with someone, and 3 months after I met him moved in with him 2 hrs away, lost so much ground, gave up my "self" - NOT RECOMMENDED! I repeated this cycle many times. Now I'm 47 and I'm angry that I did that to myself.

    Anyway ... lol... shouldn't be talking about this right before bed, silly me!

    nite!
  9. by   TazziRN
    There are certain parts of the "older style marriage" I like, like the man who worships his bride. However, I could not live completely like that. If we won the lottery tomorrow I would cut back on my schedule but I wouldn't quit....I love my job too much and need the break from my family too much to do that. I love my husband and kids, but being a type of wife from this article's era would drive me to family-cide!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from TazziRN
    There are certain parts of the "older style marriage" I like, like the man who worships his bride. However, I could not live completely like that. If we won the lottery tomorrow I would cut back on my schedule but I wouldn't quit....I love my job too much and need the break from my family too much to do that. I love my husband and kids, but being a type of wife from this article's era would drive me to family-cide!

    family-cide - good word for it! snicker... I understand where you're coming from, especially when my son was like 2-3 y.o. YIKES! He was a joy and a terror@
  11. by   BSNtobe2009
    I have an old pamphlet issued by the Virginia Board of Health that talked about being able to "potty train" an infant to use a vessel (similar to a bedpan) at 4 months!

    It also talked about how a baby should be given solid foods as soon as possible, it recommended tomato and orange juice...ahhh!

    It also said that they should be handled as little as possible for the first 6 months..only to pick up for feedings and bathing.

    My, how things have changed.
  12. by   barbara1
    uuuhhhhgggg!!!
  13. by   BSNtobe2009
    My mother was dismissed from nursing school when it was discovered she married my father. She had to transfer (these were the days prior to transferring credits) and start all over again.

    I think she went to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. She completed her education at Johnston Memorial in Abington, Virginia.

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