Decorum At A Funeral

July 29, 2015

Background: “Tim” was a well-liked under-thirty professional, working in his family’s practice in a small town. He was very close to his sister, who got married recently. On the night of her wedding, as “Tim” was driving home from her reception, he was killed in a car wreck. Tragic, shocking, and heartbreaking for many people, […]

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Baby Sprinkles

July 28, 2015

I found out about a new trend in Baby Showers from another blog (don’t worry they were laughing at the idea) called a “Baby Sprinkle”. I thought it was something “classy” moms said when the baby pees on them. I was wrong. It’s when 2nd, or 3rd (or 4th….10th) time mommies have little baby showers. […]

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Cheater, Cheater

July 27, 2015

I showed up for an exam to a big lecture class, where there were probably 300 students. A boy I had other classes with made eye contact with me and said, “Did you study?” I shrugged. I had, but I was still nervous. And, since this kid had never really talked to me before, I […]

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Feel Good Friday – Billie Jean Bottled

July 24, 2015

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Hey, Mr. Railroad Men

July 23, 2015

This evening I had one of those, ‘I’ve HAD it,’ moments with ‘the world is my ashtray’ people, and I wanted to share it with everyone. A bit of background. My husband and I live on the edge of a small village of about 120 people. North, West and mostly South of us there is […]

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Vintage Etiquette – Developing Self-Reliance (1951)

July 22, 2015

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The Postponing Guest

July 21, 2015

I have a story about a guest who just couldn’t sort out his obligations. We’ll call him “Jim.” It was the day of the grand opening of a new Chinese restaurant just down the street from where I live, and my husband and I were excited to check it out. We called up Jim a […]

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Preserving The Jam Turf

July 17, 2015

I live in a fairly large but close-knit neighborhood. One of the ways neighbors communicate about pretty much anything is via a Facebook group. Since I’m one of three administrators of this group, I’ve seen lots of etiquette faux pas over the years, but this one left me scratching my head. My husband recently was […]

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