Charitable Contributions: Should I print out proof of donation for the recipients of a wedding gift?

April 4, 2014

Q: I’m invited to a wedding at the end of this month.  The couple is getting married on a beach at sunset.  Instead of gifts, they want donations to one of three specific charities.  Is it best to donate online, get some kind of a print out of the donation, and send it to them […]

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April 4, 2014

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Happy Hour: How long should I stay if invited for cocktails?

April 3, 2014

Q: When you are invited for cocktails, how long should you stay?     A: “Cocktail hour” is the terminology used for the period preceding dinner during which drinks and hors d’oeuvre’s are served.  An hour is about the time you would stay, assuming the invitation is for before the dinner hour.  If it is […]

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April 3, 2014

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Tine Tapping: Is it bad etiquette to pull food off the fork with your teeth?

April 2, 2014

Q:  While eating I occasionally glide my teeth instead of my lips over the fork. My husband can hear my teeth gliding over the fork and says that is very bad manners.  Is it bad manners to use your teeth to scrap food from the fork into your mouth?   A: It is not considered […]

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April 2, 2014

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Surprise Visit: Is it OK to stop by a neighbor’s house unannounced?

April 1, 2014

Q:  My husband feels it is OK to go to a neighbor’s house and ring the doorbell just to say “Hi.”  I feel it is rude to make a surprise visit.  Last night we went on a walk and my husband decided to go see a neighbor.  After we rang the doorbell, the neighbor invited […]

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April 1, 2014

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Spotlight Moment: How can I give my daughter a little special attention during my wedding?

March 31, 2014

Q: My daughter is 6 and is very excited about my wedding.  A few weeks ago I went to a christening and at it the DJ entertained the kids with games so they could win prizes.  They also had balloons for them.  My daughter mentioned that she would like to do something like that for […]

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March 31, 2014

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