WHAT IS GOOD SOCIETY AND GOOD BREEDING

WHAT IS A GOOD SOCIETY & GOOD BREEDING

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

THE MOST IMPORTANT TIP FOR THROWING A PARTY

“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

Traveling by Train with a Male Escort: The Old Ways

TRAVELING BY TRAIN WITH A MALE ESCORT: OLD WORLD WAYS

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

MAKING CHRISTMAS A FARCE

There are some things that make Christmas farce. One is self-indulgence under the pretense of generosity, or rather, thinking you are generous when you are only doing something for yourself. What I mean is this. A well-to-do person gives her well-to-do relative some handsome linen, which she knows the latter wants but does not quite … Continue reading MAKING CHRISTMAS A FARCE

Hotel Stays: 8 Tips for Ladies

HOTEL STAYS: 8 TIPS FOR LADIES

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

DO GUESTS NEED TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC?

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?

ARGUING AND CRITICIZING IN PUBLIC: AN ANECDOTE

ARGUING AND CRITICIZING IN PUBLIC: AN ANECDOTE

“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

EXAMPLES OF LOW BREEDING

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

HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ

There are several waltzes currently being danced around the world. In America, we usually dance the American Style Waltz. But for this article, we want to discuss the Viennese Waltz. This waltz style is faster than the American style and features many more turns. Some say the Viennese waltz was the first waltz to be … Continue reading HOW TO DANCE THE VIENNESE WALTZ