I got this little nugget from my mother in an email a few months back... (click on image to see it bigger)
"Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him." and
"A good wife always knows her place."
I love watching the suppressed rage of Betty Draper on Mad Men as much as the next person, and I got a good laugh out of this. Then I read it again and I thought, "Holy Shit are my sisters and I lucky that my mothers and hers worked so hard and didn't mind the label of feminism... Cheers to you women, and cheers to our grandmothers for not losing their intelligent and underused disrespected minds. We owe you lots."