A Vicar’s Advice to Husbands and Wives, 1948
Incoming Leamington vicar, the Rev. George Goode, left his St Helens congregation with these words of advice to husbands and wives in 1948. Despite the startling initial use of the word “slut” (in it’s older meaning of “slovenly housekeeper”), I can’t really disagree, especially with the rather refreshing advice of “don’t nag” given to the husband instead of the wife. And the cup of tea and washing up thing, too.
Vicar’s Advice to Husbands and Wives
TO WIVES – Don’t become sluts – it’s tragic. Do make meals inviting, and your home a place of welcome and warmth.
TO HUSBANDS – Don’t forget her cup of tea in bed, or take too much pocket money, or nag. Do wash-up.