|To be a veritable Chesterfield at table,"Don't eat pie so ravenously that it will get in your ears!"|
- Don't balance peas on your knife.
- Don't eat potatoes with a spoon.
- Don't eat pie so ravenously that it will get in your ears.
- Don't tie your napkin around your neck as if you were getting a shave.
- Don't dip your soup into your vest pocket.
- Don't make the extraction of soup from a spoon sound like escaping steam.
- Don't leave your spoon in your coffee and run the risk of knocking your eye out.
- Don't butter your bread with your thumb.
Hereafter, when anyone scoffingly inquires, "What's the matter with Kansas?" the question can have no possible reference to her table manners.
—From the Pacific Rural Press, March 1911
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