Comments for Keepapitchinin, the Mormon History blog http://www.keepapitchinin.org Where our past is never very long ago Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:14:42 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Whole Year Through: Dinwoodey Furniture Co., 1904 by Gary Bergera http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/06/whole-year-through-dinwoodey-furniture-co-1904/comment-page-1/#comment-1475205 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:14:42 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27216#comment-1475205 Hmmm … Can we examine the contents of our pillows before we purchase them? :-)
Ardis, where was Dinwoodey Furniture?

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Comment on Adolf Brodbeck and His Magnificent Ideas by Elaine Thatcher http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/05/adolf-brodbeck-and-his-magnificent-ideas/comment-page-1/#comment-1475159 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 01:37:40 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27209#comment-1475159 I’m for it. :-)

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Comment on Family Tradition by bfwebster http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/04/family-tradition/comment-page-1/#comment-1475155 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:12:09 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27204#comment-1475155 But the tradition of wearing a suit and tie while you drink it at home is lost.

It is fascinating to see — via advertising, movies and TV shows — how relatively formal every day dress was back in the 40s and 50s — in the sense that grown men wore suits, and women wore dresses, just about every day, all day long.

Me, I wear jeans and go barefoot most of the time (I work at home). But, then, I also happen to be a geek.

I should also note that I saw Postum in the coffee/tea section at Smith’s in Provo the other day. I had no desire whatsoever to try it. :-)

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1906 by Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/05/i-take-up-my-pen-young-ladies-mutual-improvement-association-1906/comment-page-1/#comment-1475154 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:35:18 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27143#comment-1475154 I’ve been in that building to visit an Armenian sister!

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1906 by Mike R. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/05/i-take-up-my-pen-young-ladies-mutual-improvement-association-1906/comment-page-1/#comment-1475150 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:28:18 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27143#comment-1475150 I apparently missed the 1906 date right there in the title. I was trying to figure it out from the letterhead itself, and could only narrow it down by quick searching to 1905-1923, which seemed to offer a reasonable chance that it might be contemporaneous with Emily Post. 1906 is a long ways from 1922, though — thanks for pointing that out.

Wonderful story about your grandmother and President Benson, too. I recognize that building!

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Comment on Golden Rule Orphans by Kent Larsen http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/05/golden-rule-orphans/comment-page-1/#comment-1475146 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:35:46 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=14823#comment-1475146 Timeless.

Could have been written yesterday. The issues are still with us.

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Comment on Sweet Ass by lindberg http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/02/13/sweet-ass/comment-page-1/#comment-1475142 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:08:26 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27077#comment-1475142 I tried raw horse in Japan. It actually wasn’t bad.

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1906 by Amy T http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/05/i-take-up-my-pen-young-ladies-mutual-improvement-association-1906/comment-page-1/#comment-1475139 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:26:33 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27143#comment-1475139 An awful lot happened between 1906 and 1922, so it would be hard to draw a straight line between the two years in terms of women’s issues and language.

My grandmother lived and breathed by Emily Post and Amy Vanderbilt. I remember spending many pleasant hours as a child reading through her collection, learning the intricacies of asparagus forks and the correct way to address a duke.

She and my grandfather owned a condo on South Temple, a number of blocks east of Temple Square with a lovely view of the temple at night, and would stay there when they were in Utah. My grandmother got on the elevator one time with President Benson, since he and his wife lived in the same building, and introduced herself in her best Emily Post manner as “Mrs. [Husband’s Name].”

President Benson looked at her and said, “But what’s your name?”

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1906 by Mike R. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/05/i-take-up-my-pen-young-ladies-mutual-improvement-association-1906/comment-page-1/#comment-1475135 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:42:57 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27143#comment-1475135 Wikipedia tells me Mrs. Woman’s-first-name Husband’s-last-name was considered incorrect by Emily Post in 1922, which i think would be roughly contemporaneous with this letterhead. I suspect, though, that anything Emily Post had to tell you not to do was in broad use already.

And honestly, Emily Post in 1922 (i found a copy online) is all about calling cards and chaperons and formal introductions — it’s like being in a Jane Austen novel. It might have been good advice for New York high society in 1922, but I doubt that that degree of formality would have been valued in the West.

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Comment on “Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 5 by Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/03/cottage-meeting-outline-for-missionaries-1951-discussion-no-5/comment-page-1/#comment-1475134 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:23:39 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=15410#comment-1475134 That’s it! I know I’ve seen this somewhere, but had no memory where. Thank you, Rachelle!

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