Monday, March 9, 2009
Says the old Spiral Notebook I found amongst the things I have acquired from my Grandmother.....
hmmmm.....A collection of ponderings.....an insight into insight......or just an interesting way to spend a few nights full of preganancy induced insomnia....(uh huh...I know that's right).....
Pages upon pages of old yellowed newspaper clippings....some underlined....some with her always recognizable scribble.....all....profoundly entertaining.....and strangely enough...still relevent....even though some were written....even before beehives and horned rims...were considered good form....beehives relevent....(well if you are Amy Winehouse....okay...well maybe not....but you get the drift)
One Such little tid bit of knowledge that had me laughing in my empty container of Ben and Jerry's Half Baked, and actually had me turn off the midnight showing of High School Reunion (Because I cannot find anything else as captivating at 12:00 A.M. as old high schoold Du-ra-mah rearing it's ugly head amongst 40 year olds) .... was written in 1958...
It's kind of a June Cleaver meets the Modern Day Working Wife......
"It Takes A Lot Of Living To Make A Woman A Wife".....(the modern woman in me wanted to say what the hell is that supposed to mean?)....but patience....(a virtue I am learning)
Any woman has lived quite a while before she learns-
That the easiest way to sell a man on an idea is to make him think it was his idea in the first place.
That what she wears to a party isn't nearly as important as having something to say to people once she gets there.
That the most successful spur of the moment parties are given by women who plan for such emergencies carefully in advance.
That some kinds of news should never be given to a husband until after a good dinner.
That other women's houses don't always look as perfect as they do at party time.
That a woman who can't train her family to be neat hasn't a ghost of a chance at being a good housekeeper.
That a man really can be too tired to play bridge with another couple, but not too tired to play poker with the boys.
That nothing irritates a man more than having his wife tell hime "I told you so"
That the surest way of getting a good looking dress is to take her husband, rather than her best friend along when she goes shopping.
That when a man starts talking about how much oil the old car is using, he already has a new car picked out.
That if she treats her husband lika a VIP, she will never have to worry about other women.
That a man's idea of good natured woman is one who never brings up an old grievance, never points out his faults and never blames him when things go wrong.
That it's foolish to envy another woman's possessions.
I have to laugh....except for I don't know too many couples who play bridge.....and usually a good dinner for my husband does NOT involve me cooking.....
I guess the old adage is still true.....If it ain't broke....don't fix it....
Wonder if that's what my Grandma had in mind......