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Texas Manners A Guide to Gracious Living

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ISBN-10: 1556228821

ISBN-13: 9781556228827

Edition: 2001

Authors: Cece Neef Brune

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 9/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Disclaimer
Introduction
Babies
Baby Showers
The Invitation
Shower Gifts
Baby Shower Thank-You Notes
Selecting a Name
Birth Announcements
The Christening
Serving as a Godparent
Non-Christian Naming Ceremonies
Sip and See
Preschoolers
Home
Adult Responsibilities
Grammar and Speech
Discipline
Morality
Anger
Rewards
Adult Names
Table Manners
Resources
The Restless Years
General Manners
Please
Interrupting
Sitting and Standing
Phone Manners
When You Are a Guest
Introductions
Thank You, Written and Otherwise
Stationery
Children
Adult
Responding to Invitations
Rules, Rules, Rules
Miscellaneous Items
Social Occasions
Church
Dress
Ritual
Communion
Offerings and Donation Boxes
First Communions
Confirmations
Jewish Initiation
Buddhist Initiation
Muslim Initiation
Scouting
Indian Guides and Indian Princess
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Camp Fire Boys and Girls
Summer Camp
Cotillions
Quinceanera
Invitations
Responsibilities of the Court
Sponsors
The Church Service
The Theme
Dress
Capias and Doll
Dinner
Grand March
Gifts
Legal Implications
Musicians, Rentals, Video, and Photography
Thank-You Notes
Dating
Asking Someone Out
Refusing
The Date
If You Are the Date
Kissing
Flowers
Mums
Corsages
Boutonnieres
Senior Year
Getting Recommendations for College
Senior Parties
Graduation
Gifts and Thank-You Notes
Out of the nest
College Visitations
Sorority and Fraternity Rush
Females
Males
The Process
Legacy
Hazing
The Greek Alphabet
Parents and Rush
Debutantes and Escorts
Responsibilities
Your Responsibilities as a Debutante
Your Responsibilities as an Escort
Your Responsibilities as a Debutante Parent
Hosting a Debutante Party
Legal Implications
Invitations
Gifts
Debutant Instructions
Flowers
Posture
The Curtsy
The "Texas Bow"
Getting a Job
The Resume
The Interview
Dress Appropriately
What if They Take Me to Lunch?
Business Cards
Office Etiquette
Shaking Hands
Returning Phone Calls
Pagers and Cell Phones
Opening Office Doors
Titles for Women in Business
Tipping
Miscellaneous
Telephone
When You Phone
When You Receive a Call
Calling the Hearing or Speech Impaired
Answering Machines
Introductions
The Main Ideas
Shaking Hands
Generally Speaking
Who's on First
Hats
Seasonal Clothing
Bumper Stickers
Television
Religion and Politics
Cell Phones and Beepers
Money
Symphony
Gym Etiquette
Flag Etiquette
Texas Flag
Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
Flags at Half-staff
National Flag Holidays
Official State Holidays
Calling Cards
Men
Single Woman
Married Woman
Couples
Holiday Cards
Holiday Letters
Photo Greeting Cards
Sending Holiday Cards to Non-Christians
Business Holiday Cards
Kwanzaa
Hanukkah
Speaking Plainly
"Futhuh"
Leave and Let
Fixin' to
Y'all
Than and From
Verbs and Adverbs
Nouns and Adjectives
Modifiers
Good and Well
Can and May
On Account of
Set/Sit
Try And...
Teach and Learn
Between and Among
Possessive Pronouns
Contractions
Who/Whom
I, You, He, She, We, They
Me, Us, Him, Her, Them
Free
Alumna, Alumnus
Exact Same
Words Often Pronounced Incorrectly
Dining
Place Cards
Coats
Seating
Approaching and Departing the Table
The Pristine Table
Tablecloths
Monograms
Protector Mats
Napkins
Sizes
Napkin Presentation
Napkin Folding
Removing Stains From Linens
Red wine
White wine
Mildew and Scorch Marks
Lipstick
Chocolate
Grease
Coffee and Tea
Carpet Stains
Coffee, Tea, and Pet Stains
Butter, Ink, and Lipstick
Wine, Chocolate, and General Food Stains
Table Decorations
Flatware
Flatware and Dining
Caring for Your Flatware
Cleaning and Storing
Glasses or Crystal
Table Settings
Menu Cards
Smoking
Ordering Dinner
Hors d'oeuvres and Crudites
Serving
Significant Others
Things You May Eat With Your Fingers
Dining in French
Fruits
Courses for a Formal Dinner
Y 'all Come Back Now, Ya' Hear?
Guest List
Hiring a Caterer
Self-Catered
Estimating Food Amounts
Coffee
Tea
Tea Types
Preparing Hot Tea
Sun Tea
Iced Tea Concentrate for a Group
Old-fashioned Iced Tea
Afternoon Tea
Tea Sandwiches
High Tea
Peppers
Alcoholic Beverages
Stocking Your Bar
Servings Per Bottle
Average Consumption
Bartenders
Beer
Tapping a Keg
Wine
Matching Food and Wine
The Wine List
The Sommelier
The Server
Storing and Serving
Basic Wine Categories
Toasting
Rules
How to Toast
Composing Your Toast
Foreign Phrases
Short Poem or Limerick or Saying
Anecdote
Debutante Toasts
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Toasts
Wedding Toasts
Engagements
Formal Announcement
Announcement Party
Newspaper Announcements
Broken Engagements
Save the Date
Gift Registry
Bridal Showers
Hosting a Bridal Shower
Shower Invitations
Attending a Bridal Shower
Opening the Gifts
Gift Lists
Other Ways to Help
Wedding Gifts, or "the Honour of your Presents"
Displaying Gifts
Sip and See
Wedding Thank-You Notes
Sent Prior to the Wedding
Sent After the Wedding
Guest List
Compiling Your Guest List
Wedding Invitations
Paper
Ink
Printing
Thermography
Engraving
Invitation Information
Size
Punctuation in Names
The Wording
Arrangement of the Hosts' Names
Titles for Parents on Wedding Invitations
The Date
Time
Place
Location
Receptions
Sample Invitations
Traditional Wedding Invitation
Wedding Only Invitation
Reception Only Invitation
Enclosures
Ceremony Cards
Reception Cards
Reserved Seating
Reply Cards
Maps
Return Address on the Invitation Envelope
Addressing Wedding Invitations
Names for Envelopes
Relatives
Unusual Forms of Address
Assembling Your Invitation
At Home Cards
Cultural Variations on Wedding Invitations
Catholic Variation
Jewish Weddings
Hispanic Weddings
Bilingual Wedding Invitation
Mormon Wedding Invitations
Wedding Program
Items to Include
Wedding Announcements
Wedding Schedules
The Wedding
Wedding Notices for the Newspaper
Reserving the Church
Civil Ceremonies
The Vows
Music
Musical Selections
Photography
Flowers
The Cake
Cake Toppers
Transportation
Wedding Rings
Rehearsal
Rehearsal Dinner
Invitations
Attire
Seating
Toasting
Financial Responsibility
The Groom
The Bride
Attire for the Bridal Party
The Wedding Gown
The Groom
The Attendants
The Groomsmen, Ushers, Father of the Bride, and Father of the Groom
Mothers
Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
Responsibilities of the Bridal Party
Seating the Family
Processional
Recessional
Wedding Guests
What to Wear to a Wedding
Cultural Variations
Mormon Weddings
Guests at Non-Christian Weddings
Receptions
The Receiving Line
The First Dance
Reception Toasts
Cutting the Cake
Tossing the Bouquet
The Garter
Are You Changing Your Name?
The Honeymoon
The License
Postponing a Wedding
Canceling a Wedding
Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversaries
Civic and Charity Events
Chairpersons
The Order of Things
The Proposal
Quorum
Voting
Charity Invitations
Being a Sponsor
Auctions
Dress
Dancing
Pictures
Invitations Issued by Organizations
Multiple Hosts/Hostesses
Endowments
Junior League
History
Membership
Government
Government Invitations
Government Mailing Addresses
The Governor
The Texas Legislature
The Federal Government
The Legislature
The Military
Military Rankings
Military Weddings
Arch of Swords
Arch of Sabers
Dangerous Territory
Snakes, Spiders, and Hunters
Hunters
Skunks
Poisonous Snakes
Coral Snakes
Cotton Mouth
Copperheads
Rattlesnakes
Snakebites
Treatment
Spiders
Black Widow
Brown Recluse
First Aid for Spider Bites
Scorpions
Ticks
Let's Call a Spayed a Spayed
Pigs
Cattle
Beef
What Comes From Where?
Ratings
Barbecue
Smoking Woods
Sheep
Goats
Donkeys
Horses
Funeral Etiquette
Children
Obituaries
Flowers
Memorial Donations
Condolence Calls
Funeral vs. Memorial
Cremation
Wake or Viewing
When Should you Attend a Funeral?
Funeral Dress
Pallbearers
The Ceremony
Receptions
Signing the Guest Book
Jewish Funerals
Buddhist Funerals
Hindu Funerals
Islamic Funerals
What to Say
The Funeral Procession
Flags
Ways to Help the Family
Sympathy Notes
Mass Cards
The Survivors
Widows and Widowers
Your Name
Memorial Stones
Making Your Wishes Known in Advance
Durable Power of Attorney
Living Wills
Organ Donation
Your Will
Notifications
Index