LOOK: This Woman Quit Her Job...To Become A Full-Time 1950s Housewife?
This is just about the weirdest story you’ll ever read, in my humble opinion. In fact, if there weren’t photos, I’d probably assume it was satire.
The woman in question is Katrina Holte, and she appears to be a pretty normal woman in her 30s. She’s married, and until recently had a career and a pretty conventional home life, in a small suburb of Portland, Oregon.
And then she quit her job.
To become a housewife.
But not just any housewife.
A 1950s housewife.
The kind of role that requires her to wake up early to press and lay out her husband’s clothes, working hard to make sure he’s well fed and taken care of, and in her spare time? She makes 50s era dresses. Oh, and listen to her talk about it. She loves it!
I think a man needs his wife to make him feel spoilt every once in a while.
He would never expect this from me, though, it was entirely my idea to live like this. It’s always been my dream since I was a little girl.
In a way, Lars is serving me, because he makes a lot more money than I do and he knows this is what I want to do in return.
He works very long hours and makes my dreams come true, so I try to make his come true, too. It’s an equal partnership. I’m outspoken and I’m definitely not a repressed woman.
And before you judge her too harshly, sure, this is a little weird. But when you hear her talk about what she loves about the 50s era for women (and human beings in general), it’s actually kind of noble.
The golden rule then was to do to others what you want them to do to you. No decade is perfect, definitely we had big social problems in the 50s, but the people I talk to who lived through the era say it was a time when you could leave your door unlocked and you didn’t need to worry about people breaking in.
People today have forgotten how to talk to people they don’t agree with and they have lost all their manners. They are always in a rush, they don’t remember to say please and thank you. Nowadays people are looking out for themselves and not thinking about the people around them.
All the stories I’ve read are about women borrowing dishes or butter from each other, and the neighbourhood kids all playing together. You find now neighbours will go from the car to the garage to the house and won’t speak to each other.
I don’t expect you to believe me, so here’s a full article & interview, complete with photographic evidence: https://nypost.com/2019/09/30/woman-quits-job-to-spoil-husband-like-a-1950s-housewife/
Oh, and if you're interested in buying some of her hand-made clothing: http://www.edelweisspatterns.com/
What a time to be alive!
The 1950s, that is.