I enjoy having tea and blogging with my tea friends. This blogging thing is a passion of mine. I enjoy it immensely.
I hope you come often and invite your tea friends here. I really would enjoy the company.
Wench By Dolen Perkins-Valdez 304 pages; Amistad A righteous historical novel about female slaves on, yes, summer vacation with their masters in free-state Ohio.
The Colored Girl Beautful
by Azalia Hackley
The National Capital Code of Etiquette
by Edward S. Green
My Book lists
These are books I am looking for to help with my reenactment program
I have this One!
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey By Alison Gernsheim
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Behide The Scenes
30 years slave and 4 years in the White House
Mary Lincoln's Dressmaker
the story of Lizzy, The first Lady's dressmaker.
Mary Todd Lincoln's Dress
Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly. The first lady wore the gown during the Washington winter social season in 1861–62. Both pieces are piped with white satin, and the bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. An evening bodice was included with the ensemble. The lace collar is of the period, but not original to the dress.
Program goals: To teach both children and young adults the fundamentals of social etiquette and dining skills.
Long term goals: To introduce etiquette to young girls and young women, ages 6 to 18 years old. Also offer an extensive range of programs that include charm classes, beauty pageant training as well as etiquette classes.
To establish a
non-profit foundation that focuses on bringing etiquette to everyone
across the city. Program for 6 to 11-year old girls You are enjoying your meal with your family when it happens: a very loud child is throwing a very loud
tantrum. It has been my questionable "joy" to observe that with each
time I eat out that the dining habits of the younger set grows worse and
worse. Sincerely, there are manners
that even the youngest of children can learn.
Please and Thank You. This is one of the simplest of manners to use and it is, in my
opinion the one that is least used by the under-10 set. Setting a good
example at home, insisting that they say "thank you" and "please" in the
appropriate situations, both at home and abroad.
Sir and/or Ma’am. When addressing someone in authority over them, a younger person
should always address them as Sir, if the person is male, or Ma’am if the
person is female. “Would you like a cookie?” “Yes, Ma’am.’’
Dinning/Tea Etiquette. Even the smallest of children can be taught to chew their food slowly
and with lips closed. From personal experience I can tell you how
disconcerting and off putting it can be to observe a child eating
loudly, smacking their lips and making gobbling andslurping sounds. Sitting quietly at the table.
by their very nature are not designed to be quiet or still, therefore,
expecting them to remain silent at the table is often not practical.
However, insisting that the child stay seated, is. Once at the table,
the child should be encouraged to ask for permission to leave the table,
asking “May I be excused?” If the child is younger than 5, this may not
be possible, but it is within all possibilities that this child learn
to stay at the table until his or her parents tell them it is okay to
get up. Allowing the child to stand on the seats in the restaurants, to
run up and down the aisles as well as around the table is unacceptable,
and should not be condoned at home. Program for 12-18 years old girls:
At a time when young people spend more time with computers than with people, this program offers social etiquette, communications
skills, and table manners. They will learn such basic skills as
introductions, common courtesies, telephone etiquette, and how to set a
The program focuses on socialization and is designed to increase confidence and self-esteem. The girls will learn Proper Introductions, Correct Handshakes, Eye contact,
Dining skills, Telephone Etiquette, Thank You Notes, Conversation
skills, Posture, Interview skills, What to wear, Fashion Tips and so
March is Women History Month, so I salute a great literary delight.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (née Moulton-Barrett, (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Born in County Durham,
the eldest of 12 children, Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from about
the age of six. Her mother's collection of her poems forms one of the
largest collections extant of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 she
became ill, suffering intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her
life. Later in life she also developed lung problems, possibly
tuberculosis. She took laudanum for the pain from an early age, which is likely to have contributed to her frail health.
In the 1830s Elizabeth was introduced to literary society through her
cousin, John Kenyon. Her first adult collection of poems was published
in 1838 and she wrote prolifically between 1841 and 1844, producing
poetry, translation and prose. Elizabeth's volume Poems (1844) brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning.
Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in
secret, for fear of her father's disapproval. Following the wedding she
was indeed disinherited by her father. The couple moved to Italy in
1846, where she would live for the rest of her life. They had one son, Robert Barrett Browning, whom they called Pen. She died in Florence in 1861. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband shortly after her death.