Have you ever stopped to think how many of your animosities you inherited or borrowed or caught? Not just the way you catch measles or a cold but by mental contagion, the way you catch an affectation of speech or a slang expression. A woman just passed by the house and I looked at her … Continue reading LETTING OTHERS FORM YOUR OPINION
A girl who is impertinent or careless in her demeanor to her mother or her mother's friends; who talks slang; who is careless in her bearing toward young men; who accepts the attentions of a man of bad character or dissipated habits; who is loud in dress or manner - such a girl must be … Continue reading WHAT IS A GOOD SOCIETY & GOOD BREEDING
“We’re going to have a party for father’s birthday tonight,” a little friend announced to me the other day. Her mother laughed. “The party consists chiefly of a birthday cake,” she explained deprecatingly. “But it’s a party just the same,” insisted the youngster anxiously, ‘‘isn’t it, Aunt Ruth?” “I’m sure it is if you feel … Continue reading THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP FOR THROWING A PARTY
Train travel has been around for a long time. And even though they are not as popular today as they used to be [at least in the States], they still induce a feeling of old world charm. When many think of this mode of travel, images from vintage movies like White Christmas come to mind... … Continue reading TRAVELING BY TRAIN WITH A MALE ESCORT: OLD WORLD WAYS
Old world styles are rarely discussed when it comes to women and traveling. And that is a shame when so many women are traveling today. So, we would like to discuss a few styles with you in hopes you will help start a new trend and bring back old world hotel stays. Let's begin! 1.. … Continue reading HOTEL STAYS: 8 TIPS FOR LADIES
Who was the man who used to have to push up hill a big rock that kept rolling down as fast as he pushed it up? It wasn’t Tantalus, was it. No, it was Sisyphus. Well that’s the man I always feel like after the strain of entertaining an unenthusiastic guest. If I were a … Continue reading DO GUESTS NEED TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC?
“I don’t want to accept that invitation,” a friend of mine said to me one morning recently, when the postman brought her a week end invitation as we sat together on her porch. “Why not? I thought they had a lovely big house.” “They have, but the last time we went there, X found so … Continue reading ARGUING AND CRITICIZING IN PUBLIC: AN ANECDOTE
Did you ever watch a group of young people chattering to each other while some older person sat silent in their midst, almost as much ignored as if he or she were invisible? It is a sight I see every once in a while and it always fills me with a combination of sadness and … Continue reading EXAMPLES OF LOW BREEDING