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Gentility
1. No eating until everyone is sitting w/utensils in hand.
4. Pass the plates of food around prior to scooping for yourself.
5. Never, ever, ever, talk with food in your mouth. Rinse with drink before answering, or saying anything.
6. Mouth shut,while chewing.
7. One hand in lap, unless cutting food.
8. No elbows on the table.
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Dad was pretty *insistent* on manners at the table... no excuses...

Used whatever utensil was handy to *prod* transgressors... think I even saw blood... maybe... once... can't remember anyone having to be *reminded* twice...

Can't think of any more important lessons presented to me, going back over several decades...

Thanks, Dad... [AND MOM]... (they were a team)
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