Category Archives: Learning From History

Etiquette in the 1920′s – How to Behave in a Hotel

We can learn so much from history – this is from the book The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette published in the 1920′s now available in the public domain. In America, where the mania for traveling extends through all classes, from the highest to the lowest, a few hints upon deportment at a hotel will not […]

Beauty In Your Own Backyard

There’s a series of essay’s written in 1910 about the beauty and power of friendship. In this one section the author talks about the friendship we have with “ourselves” – making time to enjoy our own company. He writes about finding the beauty around us instead of feeling the need to travel far away to […]

Positive Energy in Gallup New Mexico

My husband and I took a walk this morning and started remembering our “electric” memories of Gallup New Mexico. I believe we can all tap into the “energy” that is surrounding us and I’d like to share this story with you . . . Several years ago my husband and I were traveling in the […]

Financially, We Have Come A Long Way

Here in the United States it is Independence Day weekend and it has me thinking: Many years ago there was a commercial that claimed, “You’ve come a long way baby.” After reading this article, you’ll realize and appreciate that today’s women have truly come a long way toward greater financial independence and freedom. I know too that […]

A Ladies Book of Etiquette – Published in 1860

You know I love to read and share how through history women were expected to act, dress and “behave.” I found this recently and thought it was a good insight into history. The year it was published was 1860. Here is the entire title: THE LADIES’ BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESS. A COMPLETE […]

Worry Kills – Orison Swett Marden

Cheerfulness As A Life Power – Published 1899 You know I believe we can learn so much from reading books that were published many, many years ago. Orison Swett Marden wrote several self-improvement books in the late 1800′s through the 1920′s. He is definitely one of the founding “grandfathers” of the modern self-development movement. Enjoy an […]

Imagination In Use

This excerpt is taken from Healthy Life Magazine written in 1913 and still rings true today: “Put yourself in his place” is a very old and respectable recipe for growing justice in one’s conduct, consideration in one’s speech, sympathy in one’s heart. As employer or magistrate, as teacher or nurse, as customer or shopman, as […]

A Woman’s War Journal

Those who read my blog regularly know that I love history – especially the history of strong resourceful women. I came across this “journal” and wanted to share it with you. To me it shows the resilency and inner determination of women who lived through hard times. This excerpt is taken from “A Woman’s War […]

Your Mind Is A Powerful Success Tool

This story has been around the Internet for a few years and the original author is unknown. I’m posting it because I believe the message is worth sharing. The next time you hear or see an airplane or travel on one, remember where it all started. A simply idea conceived in the minds of two young men who […]

How To Cultivate An Agreeable Speech – 1922

I’m fascinated with what we can learn from the “guide books” that influenced our great grandparents, grandparents and even our parents.  Are we still influenced by Emily Post today? Let me know what you think . . .    ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUSINESS, IN POLITICS AND AT HOME BY EMILY POST (MRS. PRICE POST)  Funk […]