February 1, 2002
Post Emily, some parents still put premium on table manners By KEVIN CLAPP firstname.lastname@example.org Dinner in the Hampton household is a time for fun and fellowship, but patriarch Ed Hampton also makes sure it is a time for respect. continued The television remains dark, and as the family takes seats no one makes a move for food until matriarch Coleen sits down. Food is passed to the right. Again, no one lifts a forkful to their mouths, no matter how hungry they are, until Coleen Hampton places her fork on her plate.
November 20, 2000
Thanksgiving Day dinner etiquette By JOE ARCH Thanksgiving may be the first time you have dinner with your significant other's family. With this big step, questions begin to surface. What should you wear? How should you act? What should you eat? What if you don't like the food? What if they don't like you? continued To ease your fears and give you some guidance, we talked to Denna Smith of Inwood Performing Arts Center; Karen Yeager Rupprecht, the author of "Miss Prudence Pennypack's Perfectly Proper" and "A Month of Manners"; and Mac Dawson, a guidance counselor at Hancock Middle/Senior High School.
July 26, 2000
Lecturer makes 1865 come alive for children By MARC G. AUBER / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nancy Walker said Wednesday morning that she wants to take the mystery out of history. And she is confident that she succeeded after hanging out for a couple of hours with about 30 kids in grades 2-5 at the First United Methodist Church on 225 S. Second St. continued Walker, of Fort Loudon, Pa., and an early dance and etiquette specialist, spent the morning teaching the children about young lives in 1865.
May 25, 2000
Draping your towel over a lounge chair at a public pool should hold it while you go for a swim or visit the bathroom. cont. from lifestyle It may not be posted on the official pool rules, but "first come, first serve" is the rule when it comes to chairs and blanket space at public pools and parks, according to officials from Tri-State park and recreation departments. It's also the rule for open picnic tables and grills, they say. But there are no squatters' rights when it comes to using park pavilions or the grills that go along with them, park officials say. Though rules for use vary depending on the park system, it's universal that the person with the reservation gets the pavilion, regardless of whether someone else stakes it out before they arrive.
October 7, 1997
I was thumbing through Maryland Theatre director Pat Wolford's book on etiquette (one newsroom wag said Pat Wolford writing a book on etiquette was like Steve Sager writing a book on how to get a job, but then the ex-mayor for life spoiled the joke by actually getting a job) and it really cleared up some issues for me. Particularly the passage that says, no lie, breakfast is served in the morning, lunch in the middle of the day and dinner at night. This is vindication for me, because when I worked at the sand plant I was driven nuts by workers who called their lunch boxes "dinner buckets.
October 1, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Maryland Theatre board President Patricia Wolford has published a book on etiquette for children. Wolford said Monday her grandchildren inspired her to write "Etiquette: Self Confidence in the Making. " She and husband Ted Wolford have nine grandchildren. The 79-page book is the first in what will become The Cherry Blossom Series. Wolford's neighbor, Terri Birkhauser, illustrated the book. The next book in the series will focus on etiquette for teenagers at the theater and during trips, said Wolford, who likes to visit museums and attend children's shows with her grandchildren.