Here's a little something I found in a woman's magazine from 1955! Enjoy!
A GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE 1955
Prepare yourself for your husband's homecoming. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives.
Retouch your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people
Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the right time.
Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
A good wife knows her place.