Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Etiquette and Life's Advantages

Certain lessons, like dancing and deportment lessons, will be to one's advantage in later years. 

Parents who are overindulgent with their children should adopt a firmer attitude toward their growing offspring and make them take certain lessons which will be to their advantage in later years. 

One young man whose sisters are more accomplished in dancing and drawing room behavior than he is said the other day that he wished he had been made to go to dancing school regularly, because it would save him many unpleasant hours now and would make him a more eligible partner at dances.

His sisters, he explained, liked their dancing and deportment lessons, and therefore they got ahead, while he now has to study the things he should have learned a few years earlier. — San Francisco Call, 1912

Etiquette Enthusiast, Maura J Graber, is the Site Moderator and Editor for the Etiquipedia© Etiquette Encyclopedia 

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