Thirty years ago, I taught my first etiquette class in DeRidder, Louisiana. Who knew moving from Mississippi to Louisiana would help launch a career as an etiquette specialist? Charm lessons were something I took for granted–because when you’re a kid, farting is funny! But the lessons I learned help navigate socially awkward situations, uncomfortable conversations, and klutzy falls and paved the way for the years of polite behavior.
I hope you’ll enjoy this blog as I share the etiquette I’ve used to move through the world with confidence.
In order to teach the difference between etiquette and manners to kids tomorrow at the fabulous Oakbourne Country Club, I’m researching etiquette rules that are no longer followed. Here’s an article I found from an old 1973 Farmer’s Almanac about … Continue reading
Whether you are organizing a group gift (a group of people go in together and give money to purchase a gift for a one person) or participating in a group gift, things can get awkward. If you are in charge … Continue reading
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Buying for those on your Christmas gift list can be overwhelming. Heck, just making a list of who to buy gifts for can make a strong person cry! Emily Post wrote an entire chapter on giving and receiving gifts, so … Continue reading
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November and December is the start of the holiday travel season. If you will soon be traveling, please pay attention to your behavior! Here are some tips for traveling politely: 1. Pay attention and be prepared. Meaning be ready to … Continue reading