Now I will be honest, if I collected every single newspaper article that I have come across that featured some variant of the spanked wives club in the late 1930’s then I would have enough to post for a month straight. At some point in 1937 someone wrote to one, if not many newspapers, concerning the new club in the Midwest known as the Wives Of Spanking Husbands, though it was alternatively known as Wives Of Modernistic Men. I’ve seen variants with origins in South Dakota, Iowa and Idaho.
The story was picked up by numerous newspapers around the country, the one below was The Altoona Tribune in Pennsylvania in I guess what could be termed for the day, a viral story. Now, I believe that the story was concocted by a gender bending guy getting his fantasy jollies fulfilled with this imaginary scenario.
Why do I think this? Well, because less than a year later in 1938 a new club had started in Iowa, and this one was called “The Daughters Of Spanking Parents”. The story in 1938 had more details though, the grown up still spanked daughter was recruiting members for her club, which, coincidentally, was also presided over by the President of the Women Of Spanking Husbands Club. In fact by this time there were apparently 59 such clubs in the U.S.A, Canada and England. There was even an address where one could write to the President, Reta Rae, if they were a daughter or a wife who was still spanked. Can you just imagine Mr. Rae running down to the mailbox every day to see what letters had been sent to him?
If I get the time I will round up different variants of this story. I only saved a couple because the story is fundamentally the same, but I guess it would be good to compare them. I will add this to my WINDSOR’S SPANKING FINDS album.