There was a time when a discussion about manners and etiquette included using the proper fork and writing thank-you notes in a timely manner.
‘Tis the season, isn’t it?
I was waiting in line the other day for my turn to pay for some groceries.
Peace. Unity. Hope. These words are part of our daily vernacular when associated with promoting a world filled with harmony. They’re words that elicit inspiration for a world where we can inhabit in concord with and acceptance for one another.
As hard as it is to believe, Thanksgiving 2022 is here. The year is waning, and what a year it’s been.
Welcome to “Manners Still Matter,” a new bi-monthly column offered by the Gwinnett Citizen newspaper. In this new feature, we will discuss all things “manners” and “etiquette.”
With daily headlines designed to provoke strong emotion rather than truth, it is not surprising that people with opposing views would be offended. We hear of the division between Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, citizens and illegal immigrants, whether or not to build a wall, provide national healthcare, or manage crime.
Maybe every person believes they came from a great generation, but as an Atlanta native, I am so grateful I had the opportunity to grow up in Lawrenceville in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The values I learned have helped me navigate through many difficult life challenges.
Mama always said that polite folks don’t discuss religion or politics “with company.” Remember that? I remember hearing her tell us that on more than one occasion.