In these days of lockdown, when your wife and you are together at home for 24 hours each day - 7 days per week, it is wise to consider her, and your, mental states. I resort to my 1913 copy of Don’ts For Husbands for guidance. It advises, “Don’t think that, because she is a woman, your wife ought to be an angel of light. She is just as much a human being as you are, and no more perfect.” Further advice is, “Don’t expect your wife to wait on you hand and foot. She is good for other things than to fetch and carry for you. If you don’t exact it, it will give her pleasure to wait on you to a reasonable extent.” Wise words indeed.
The Fordingbridge Camera Club has broken up for the season but our Committee has done sterling work over the last few months keeping the Club together with weekly Zoom meetings where current work can be seen and professional photographic speakers could give their talks and photos in virtual reality. It is well worth looking at our website, www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk if you would like to see the work of our local photographers. In normal times we meet at Avonway Community Centre at 7.30pm most Wednesdays of the season. It is a mixture of talks by visiting top photographers coupled with opportunities to show your work on top class facilities and have it commented on by experienced photographic judges. Visitors are always welcome for a small fee.
A final item of wisdom from my 1913 book, “Don’t take the attitude that wives, like children, should be seen and not heard. No doubt you are a very clever fellow, and it is an education for her to listen to you, but she also may have some views worth mentioning.”