Tag Archives: etiquette

Backwards Dinner

For several years I have wanted to create a backwards dinner for my visiting nieces and nephews. That is, a main course that looks like dessert, and dessert that looks like a main course. Channelling my inner child? I’ve put … Continue reading

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Every Day Is a Special Day

Last week I was setting the table in preparation for my book club dinner. A spring dining table called for my mother’s silver flatware. She knew how much I loved handling the silver knives and forks as a child so … Continue reading

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Selfies

I’m going to come right out and say it: I think selfies are silly. There. I said it out loud. I feel justified in saying it after Prince Harry told a group of admiring onlookers in Australia “…selfies are bad. … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons I Love My Friends

Many of us have a handful of people in our lives who are dear to us. They make us smile, let us cry, and give us a virtual slap when we need it. Like most of you, mine is comprised … Continue reading

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Some Things Never Go Out of Style

I was watching my great-nephew play the other weekend. He has a box full of battery operated trucks, a DS, and the latest action figures from which to choose. What was he doing? Building airplanes with these: Yes, TinkerToy. Remember … Continue reading

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Be Nice to the Gym Newbies

This post was triggered by a comment from a toned, five- year- gym -attending friend. A couple of days into January she commented, ”Parking was awful at the gym today and I had to wait for an elliptical. It’s all … Continue reading

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My Neighbour’s Cousin’s Father-In-Law Has the Same Thing

A few years has passed since a loved one had a heart attack and open heart surgery. It was an extremely anxious and stressful time. After daily hospital visits I would either phone or email friends and relatives with the … Continue reading

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