Holly: This book was submitted from a Catholic school. That was certainly an appropriate place for it…57 years ago. Now it’s ridiculous for most libraries. It gives advice for talking on telephone party lines. It also says (last image below) that meals are usually served at no cost on airplanes, and that if you smoke while on a plane, you should be courteous to those around you.
Mary: I get a kick out of old etiquette books and some of the super cool advice the old school nuns handed out. This whole book got my husband and I talking about Cheech and Chong’s bit called Sister Mary Elephant. I found a clip on Youtube (you can click here for a listen) and the series of books Last Catholic in America by John Powers which have been re-released by Loyola Press. Remember, Jesus loves well-behaved children best of all.