Independence: What Does It Mean To You?

Independence: What Does It Mean To You?

  The Wall Street Journal Magazine interviewed six luminaries and asked them to weigh in on their thoughts about independence.  They interviewed Jonathan Adler, interior designer to Richard Ford, author of Independence Day. A favorite was from Diane Von Furstenberg....
Remembering Maya Angelou

Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou passed at the age of 86.  She was a mother, poet, writer and activist.  Maya had a powerful voice.  Her words and actions will always resonate. “People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you...
ESF Dream Camp and Manners To Go

ESF Dream Camp and Manners To Go

July 5 was a profound and meaningful day for me.  I had my first experience with ESF Dream Camp.  I taught over 150 children good manners in one day and  I loved every minute of it!   Teaching children manners is one of my greatest passions and this day topped the...
Manners To Go and Girls Scouts

Manners To Go and Girls Scouts

What a lovely day I had with Girl Scout Troop 4161 from Valley Forge Elementary School. Everyone used their best behavior and all were beautifully dressed. Yesterday was my second time with the young ladies.  Last year I spoke to the troop about basic table manners...
Memorial Day Manners

Memorial Day Manners

  Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer.  It is finally warm and our thoughts go to a lazy day at the shore or our first cookout of the season.   Before we get to the party, let’s remember the meaning and the history of the day.  Memorial Day dates back...