Sunday, December 26, 2010
When I graduated from high school a family friend gave me a wonderful book, Emily Post's Etiquette guide. At the time I was not very interested in the book. But my friend Ann, who was 32 at the time knew how beneficial this book would be to me. She told me that I would soon enter the age of weddings, parties and hosting. She said that this book was very helpful to her and thought every "young lady" should have a copy. Now as a 17 year old, I heard her words go in one ear and out the other. But she was right! I cannot tell you how many times I have flipped through this book when I was planning our wedding, writing thank you notes and hosting dinners. The 17th edition has been released and I am tempted to get the newer edition. I am curious how rules have changed with emails, blogs and facebook. Now that I am close to 32 years old, I see that Ann had great insight as a perfect gift for a graduating senior in high school.