Emily Post was one classy broad. A proponent of appropriate social conduct, manners, and the like, her book Etiquette rocked the charts in the 1920s. There is now an institute in her honor that works to define propriety in our modern times. I am so old school, I know, but the very trendy current lack of politeness drives me nuts! Please tell me I’m not alone? My children will hate me b/c I will be harping away at them to do crazy things like hold doors, send thank-you notes and not text (if that will still even exist in the years to come) while talking to someone. I would say manners are a lost art, but they shouldn’t be an art. They should just be the way we all strive to relate to each other. In this Mom of the Year’s opinion, too-common rudeness is just obnoxious. In any case, rock on Emily Post.
|Yikes! I actually bought this book for my children–
and yes, am going to make them read it.
|*Best recent example of appropriate decorum is hands-down Emily Gilmore from Gilmore Girls—
clearly something about the name Emily that makes for a classy woman!