Wives should be careful not to make themselves ‘too cheap’

June 27, 1914.

June 27, 1914.

“Why is it,” asked a feminine philosopher who, by the way, is married, “that the woman who spends her life in waiting on her husband and working to make him comfortable, is treated with less consideration and affection that the wife who makes her husband wait upon and work for her?

“I think,” she continued, “the reason is that we are apt to look down on those who place themselves in an attitude of submissive obedience towards us. A wife, therefore, should be careful not to make herself too cheap.

“She should not only yield her devotion but exact devotion in return. Let her remember that a queen is looked up to, and a wife should be queen in her own house.”

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Household hint: A pinch of salt placed in the paraffin tin will greatly reduce the chance of explosion. A few drops of turpentine dropped into drawers and boxes will protect the contents from moths.

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