Trends for All

Trends for All

“Now trending: destructed denim.” JC Penney Advertisement “Everything about this farm-house was formerly the scene of plain manners and plentiful living.” William Cobbett, Rural Rides It’s hard not to notice the advertisements I receive in the mail....
Reclaiming Manners at Table

Reclaiming Manners at Table

“At table let mirth be with thee, let ribaldry be exiled…for at table it becometh not to be sad nor to make others sad. … Nothing should be blirted out at table that might diminish mirth. It is wrong to defame the character of those not present; nor should one’s...
Reclaiming Manners in Dress

Reclaiming Manners in Dress

“Wear not your clothes foul, ripped or dusty, but see that they be brushed once every day, at least, and take heed that you approach not to any uncleanness.” Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior* Common practice in dress has notably deteriorated. Many...
Reclaiming Manners: Honoring Age

Reclaiming Manners: Honoring Age

“You shall stand up before the hoary head, and honor the face of an old man…” Leviticus 19:32 Honoring age, by obvious and meaning-full bodily signs, is as old as humanity. Which signs are to be used is a matter of custom; that signs must be used is...

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