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Dinner with the Governor

Dear Annabel Manners, I live here in Ohio and received a surprise invitation from a friend of an Ambassador to be a g…

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Second-Time Bride

Dear Annabel, I am engaged to be married for a second time, and I’m struggling with some aspects of planning th…

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Party Foul

Dear Annabel Manners, This isn’t really a question, I just have to tell you about the rudest thing I have seen …

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Tupperware Tirade

Dear Annabel, Love you, love your column. I confess, this question begins with a rant. If I’m bringing food to …

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Book Club Snub

Dearest Ms. Annabel Manners,   What is the correct way to break up with one’s Book Club?   By way of background…

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A Dozen Hostess Gifts

Hey Annabel!   My fiance’s family friends are throwing us an engagement/announcement party in Louisiana next mo…

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Birthday Bother

Hi Annabel,   I hope that you can help with this. My daughter is going to turn 7 soon. Her birthday is on Feb. 14. Ev…

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Monogramming Mrs.

Hey Annabel!   I just found your blog and love it. I am engaged and registering for china. I have picked a pattern bu…

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Spa Party Protocol

Annabel,   I wanted to pose a question to you and hoped that you would permit me to print the answer on my blog. This…

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Stressed-Out Auntie

Dear Annabel Manners,   Here is another Christmas question. I come from a large family with lots of nieces and nephew…

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Vegetarian Etiquette

Dear Annabel,   What is the proper meal planning etiquette when vegetarians visit omnivores for an extended period of…

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Thank-You Note No-No

Dear Annabel Manners,    My kids (ages 15, 13, and 9) have not been good about sending thank you notes to two out of …

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