Hanna Lenz, 8, of St. Louis, uses a knife and fork to cut her chicken during a formal luncheon Wednesday at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. She attended a manners course hosted by the Missouri Mansion Preservation Foundation.
Photo by Julie Smith.
Demonstrating proper tea etiquette, Emily Dulle leaves the spoon in her tea after stirring in sugar. Participants at the manners program at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday learned how to set a table, proper manners and how to write a thank-you note, among other things.
Docents (from left) Connie Hubble, DJ Nash and Lizabeth Fleenor enjoy reading the thank-you notes written to Missouri’s first lady, Georganne Nixon, by students in the manners class.
As she sat with her mother at the table, Emily Dulle, 9, proceeded to tell her, politely of course, where to put her purse so waiters won’t trip over it.
Sydney Riley, 8, couldn’t wait to tell her mother the most important lesson of all — not to answer the phone when she’s with other people.
Children ages 8 to 12 learned these lessons and more at the 2011 Manners at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion.
The children’s etiquette program began ....
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