My great-grandfather was indeed great! He loved his wife. They would go out for walks in the evenings even during those times (1910’s, 1920’s), when there used to be a master-slave relation between spouses. The husband used to say, ” Get out of the kitchen. Let’s go for a walk. Why do women spend all their time in the kitchen? There should be a machine that allows them to cook for a week and be done.”
Can’t believe he thought of something like that! We have that machine now: A refridgerator. And it’s companion: a microwave.
And it makes me happy to think that even in those times, there were men who wanted to have a romantic partnerships with their wives.