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Quote of the Day

I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing. To be forced to tell lies is much worse.

—Oscar Wilde


How to Greet the Teacher

Greetings on auspicious occasions range from a quiet hello to a standing ovation.  For your family, a child starting or returning to school requires feats of readiness and coordination. 214 more words

Parents And Children

Good Manners Overrule Royal Privilege

According to often-repeated legend Lord Kingsale retains a royal privilege that allows him to keep his hat on in the presence of the sovereign. This right allegedly was granted by King John in the 13th century. 107 more words


Seat Assignment

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 17

The Rev. H Elizabeth Back

August 28, 2016

Calvary Episcopal Church

Jeremiah 2:4-13, Psalm 81:1, 10-16, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14… 1,149 more words

Jeremiah 2:4-13, Psalm 81:1, 10-16, Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, Luke 14:1, 7-14

The Marchioness of Londonderry

I found the following story in Diana Scarisbrick’s Ancestral Jewels (1990).

“One of society’s greatest amusements was the impersonation of historical characters at costume balls. … 864 more words

Manners cost nothing

I can be very salty sometimes. If something pisses me off, I hold a grudge … it just so happens that I’m feeling this intense emotion of sodium chloride right now. 497 more words


Mind your Manners!

“A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait”.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today would have been Goethe’s 267th birthday. For those who do not know who he is -excuse me if you do – he was a very renowned German poet, probably the “equivalent” of William Shakespeare to the Brits and equally dreaded by many German school pupils :-)

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