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2017-03-28 Social Etiquette and Good Manners - sending gift for funeral:

Dear Paula,  Thank you for your question.  I am sorry for your loss of your cousin.  Your cousin was very generous with his gifts when your father died but you don't have to match it.  The only thing you

2017-02-17 Social Etiquette and Good Manners - Birth Announcement:

Dear Ms. Sarah,     First, congratulations on your newborn son. This is a beautiful time to be cherished and enjoyed.     If the newspaper does not have a space for you to include them in the grandparents

2017-02-06 Mass Production Cooking - Granddaughters graduation:

Hi Penny!  If you review some of my previous answers, you'll find portioning advice I've given to others throwing a similar event.    The key to planning is starting with a calculator and arriving at your

2017-01-22 Social Etiquette and Good Manners - death:

Dear Debra:      Thank you for your question.    What a lovely gesture to send flowers at this sad time.  I would send the flowers to your father and mother (addressed to both).  Then write a special note

2017-01-12 Social Etiquette and Good Manners - Covering scars:

Dear Jay,    Thank you for your question.  Never be self conscious about your scars. They are part of who you are.  Go ahead and wear your shorts.  If someone says something to you about it, just smile


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