That is all entertaining and interesting, but I prefer to focus on a deeper reason for living a retro lifestyle.
Let us look at a few of the iconic TV wives and mothers:
Harriet Nelson - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Margaret Anderson - Father Knows Best
Donna Stone – The Donna Reed Show
June Clever – Leave It to Beaver
All of these women portray stay-at-home mothers busy raising mannerly children, keeping their homes, and preparing nourishing family meals. These women are the heart of the home.
They encourage and support their working husbands by providing him a good breakfast and perhaps a packed lunch, a closet of cleaned and pressed clothing, a happy, orderly home, a cheerful welcome home, a hearty dinner, and a best friend and ready companion. What more could a man want?
I believe the work of the wife and mother is a God given role.
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
While retro fashions are captivation, and vintage furnishings are appealing, the hidden jewel in the retro lifestyle is the woman who is the heart of the home.