Monday, August 18, 2008
Emily Post's Etiquette
Emily Post's Etiquette, The Blue Book of Social Usage, is on display in the tea room, a handy reference for anyone seeking answers to all their questions about socially acceptable things to do in any situation and on any occasion. Several passages refer to Afternoon Tea including a menu for, proper clothes for, table equipment for, and afternoon tea with dancing and without dancing. Alas, the 72nd printing, in 1948, which is the copy I have, makes no reference to cell phones.