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.


Firefly Nights said...

If you're interested in a copy of the original Emily Post etiquette book from back in the 1920s, there's a complete copy of it available online.

Alice said...

I'm sure Miss Post would not be amused by today's cell phone users. I was sitting in a waiting room this morning with a man who talked loudly into his cell for the entire 15 minutes we were waiting. Ask me anything about him and I can tell you details. Ick, ick, ick!