My mother taught us that when you visit someone, take a small thank you gift if at all possible. In today's society, I believe that politeness has fallen by the wayside. I know I recently went to someone's home for dinner and didn't take anything. I felt guilty about it the whole time. In fact, I am going to send something to them today to just say "thank you" for all the time and effort it took to prepare for the visit.

When you visit a blog, do you leave a comment? I am forming that habit and it is opening the door to friendships and learning experiences. It is a brand new way to make connections. Try it! You'll like it!

 


03/19/2011 1:55pm

Yes, I'm taking your suggestion and leaving a comment. It's so nice to have you visiting the Inkwell!

I agree most of the old 'standards' in manner have slipped away. I think we've gotten very isolated now and I'm just as guilty. When I was growing up people stopped in to each other's houses just to chat. That seems to happen less and less. (oh dear, my house is such a mess when I'm writing non-stop that it's just as well!)

Debra

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Hi Christine!

I love meeting bloggers and I'm thrilled when they leave comments. I always try to reciprocate. I'm so excited you're going to join our book club! We are really hoping to infuse new life into it. I'm going to post a list of all our book choices today. I look forward to chatting with you more.

And while I'm here I'll wave to my friend Debra above me! (Joy waves)

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04/08/2011 12:16am

Hey, appreciate it for taking the effort to do this. I like your webpage, although it took a sluggish reader like me some time to via throughout entire page and the many comments.

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