I added ‘Part I ?’ to the title wondering if perhaps there may be some addendums to this blog in the future…
there is so much to be said on this subject, after all!
Ok, below is a brief listing of manners, some passed on to me by my parents and strict French relatives, some picked up from my reading of Emily Post and some gleaned from reading English classics which detailed the upper crust’s decorum.
- no elbows on the table, ever
- no knife in the mouth, ever
- do not put your fork in your mouth any further than necessary; really, the food should be pulled off the tines, without your mouth touching the fork
- your utensils are to be used under-hand