One of the true pleasures in writing the Wayback Advice series is finding obscure books written decades ago and seeing what passed for advice back then. We’ve found some real doozies and have been pleasantly surprised by a few as well. Today’s post is a bit different—when we stumbled across a 1917 Girl Scouts manual “How Girls Can Help Their Country” we knew we could find some good stuff in there. Their organizational motto is “Be Prepared” so we had a sneaking suspicion there would be some excerpts we could work with. Want to find out if we were right? Read on, friend!Read More
We’ll be honest, we kind of love this series the best, because the advice is always totally out of left field. Today should be no different friends, when we tackle the 1860 classic (ok, we’re stretching the truth here, but we think it is!) by Cecil B. Hartley, The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness.
So, pop in your monocle, and find your best smoking jacket, because we’re about to dive in, and see if what applied to gentlemen in the 19th century holds true, today!Read More
This. This is spectacular. There’s no other word for what we’re about to share with you, so friends, prepare yourself. We managed to find this beautiful gem, whose title is entirely too long, but too amazing not to list in full: Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness. A Complete Hand Book for The Use of The Lady in Polite Society.Read More