I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Our trip to Charleston for a wedding was so fun! Unfortunately, I completely forgot to snap photos at the event, so no weekend recap this time. I thought I’d provide y’all with some Southern Monday Manners today. Enjoy!
Southern Do’s for a Good Conversation
Social Graces by Ann Platz and Susan Wales
- Share the conversation. Let everyone take a turn.
- Keep the talk interesting and light.
- Never embarrass your hostess.
- Never ask what something costs.
- Never use rude or shocking language.
- Keep personal problems private, especially at another’s expense.
- Be sincere with your compliments.
- Correct your spouse’s etiquette, grammar, or behavior in private.
- Talk with the people on your left and on your right when dining.
- Be honest.
- Listen carefully.
- Be respectful.
- Learn to compromise.
I hope y’all have a great start to the week!
Oh, and stay tuned, I’ve got another fun giveaway that I’ll announce tomorrow!
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11 thoughts on “Monday Manners: Southern Do’s for a Good Conversation”
Great advice, Ashley! I love the tip about keeping a conversation light! I am doing a presentation to my law students tomorrow on how to work a room and am using some of your tips!!
A very early good morning from Tokyo!
I love your bon mots for conversing properly. They're very simple, and more often than not, people do use them. Most of them.
Thank you again for sharing. A lovely day to you and yours…
Important tips to be reminded of! The best weekends are the ones that are so full you forget to take pictures!
Lovely reminders! Thank you. And that picture up there is so gorgeous, just what we're missing in south Florida where it is green 365 days a year (not that I'm complaining, I just miss those beautiful leaves!)
There is nothing worse than a conversation monopolizer that never lets you get a word in edgewise! Great reminders, Ashley! Hope your weekend wedding trip was lots of fun!
Great tips! I'm from LA and embarassed to admit that people are SO rude here! It's disturbing really. The one time I visited the South, I was blown away by the Southern hospitality 🙂
Thanks for the reminders! Also, thank you for the lovely picture up top! I don't get to see much of that down here in central Florida!
Great tips for good style. Love the pic,…did you take it? Gorgeous!
Polishing the world – great tips!
Wonderful words of wisdom!
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