the Way of the Wife
the sermon on the tea-towel

When I read these instructions on how to be a good wife, I’m bewildered. Somewhere, sometime, a woman wrote these words, that’s not in doubt. But did she write it for the money, knowing there was profit to be made from self-improvement books even a century ago, or was she slyly and cynically undermining her lord and master?

Pic and poem by rachel mcalpine cc by 2.0
Daily prompt from the Daily Post,