Monday, June 14, 2010

American Mannerisms

Common Courtesy

Listed are common courtesies that are important and should be taught at home to our children:

❁ Introduce people to each other

❁ Cover your mouth when you sneeze or yawn

❁ Do not chew food with your mouth open

❁ Wipe your nose with a tissue or Kleenex, do not swallow your snot

❁ Respond with a proper "yes" or "no" rather than ignoring another person.

❁ Do not blow your nose at the table

❁ Do not comb your hair at the table, regardless if your home or in public view

❁ Do not apply lipstick or any other makeup at the table

❁ Do not cut your fingernails in public with any type of instrument

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Don'ts of Tea Etiquette - Business and Social

✿ Don't place items on the table. This protocol extends to keys, hats, gloves, eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, anything that is not part of the meal.

✿ Don't overload the fork when eating the foods served at tea.

✿ Don't chew with your mouth open.

✿ Don't smack your lips.

✿ Don't touch your face or head during teatime.

✿ Don't tip up the cup too much when drinking tea, but keep it at a slight angle.

✿ Don't extend a pinkie when holding a cup.

✿ Don't reach across the table or across another person to get something.

✿ Don't try to remove food from your teeth in the presence of others. If something gets caught in your teeth, excuse yourself and take care of the problem in the restroom.

✿Don't place your napkin on the table until you are ready to leave.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Leave your real legacy behind you.....

Leaving your real legacy behind you....what an idea.

Write your own memoirs, or get some thoughts down using a tape recorder. Put captions on the photos you have taken, never mind stuffing them in a box some where. With today's technologies it easier to record your past positions, your families celebrations and many wonderful memories to tell about "you".

I get so much entertainment and pleasure when looking at my past snapshots from the years in raising my children. Or the old photos from high school or college years. In other words, leave your mark behind for future generations to come.