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George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decency

Emily Post published her successful book on etiquette in 1922. But before that, there was George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decency in Company and Conversation. However, young George Washington only hand-copied these rules (in the 1740s) from an English version of the rules first documented in 1595 by French Jesuits. Clearly, etiquette is something[…]read more

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Tips for Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

I remember my first encounter with Alzheimer’s. It was back in 1978, before Alzheimer’s was a part of our everyday language. It was at a wedding where a 104-year-old grandmother became a source of amusement to her son or grandson who she no longer recognized. It bothered me to see then laughing at the sad situation. Now[…]read more

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Learning from Our Elders

In Confucian philosophy, filial piety (Chinese: 孝, xiào) is a virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors. filial piety means to be good to one’s parents; to take care of one’s parents. (Wikipedia) My daughter recently said, “It’s not lost until Mom can’t find it.” And she truly believes it, because it’s happens time and time again that once I’m involved, the[…]read more

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Abilities Expo breeds Optimism

This week’s blog is all about Optimism. And what better place to find optimism than at an Abilities Expo. DinerWear® was honored to participate in the most recent Abilities Expo in the New York Metropolitan area. Even the name of this event is optimistic. Instead of the more commonly used term “Disability,” they use the[…]read more