Baby Bunny (who's almost 13) has tested positive for H1N1 or Swine Flu and has been sick all weekend. It's been a rather mild case of the flu ~ well except for the high fever and the fact that she passed out and fell down the stairs this morning!!
I thought that she was doing much better this morning and was even contemplating going to Church. It's such a blessing that I decided not to leave her alone ~ since I would have been at Church when she fell. She was going up the stairs ~ got over half way up and started feeling dizzy. I was on my way to help her and got to the top of the stairs just in time to watch her fall backward down about 8 steps. It was awful to watch her fall down the stairs ~ just like a rag doll. She had blacked out so she didn't tense up and try to catch herself. Luckily ~ she's fine and only has a few bruises on her arm, hip and left side of her face. She was only "out" about a minute ~ but it felt like 20 minutes. We'll have a follow up at the Doctor's office in a few days ~ but she's feeling much better.
These are a few shots from one of Baby Bunny's Basketball Games. She's the one in the red uniform and they got "crushed" in this game.
My friend from Church took these great pictures ~ thanks Peggy!! Her daughter was playing on the other team.
I can remember my Grandmother having us practice our posture with books on our heads, our handwriting, work on our table manners and other various elements of etiquette almost every Saturday afternoon. Of course that was before the internet or the availability of 900 TV channels. I found my Grandmother's Etiquette Books ~ 3 Volumes actually which were written in 1921. I'll have to scan some of the pages and post them here on my Blog ~ they're really very interesting. "Courting" was sooooooooo different back then and if you went to a Bachelor's Apartment for Afternoon Tea ~ you HAD to be accompanied by a Chaperon.
The following is a short excerpt from The Book of Etiquette by Lillian Eichler:
"The rewards of etiquette are too numerous to recount.......... If you study the rules of good conduct, and follow good form in everything you do and say, you will become courteous and kind and well-mannered. Etiquette will attract people to you, make you and your home a center of social activity. But most of all, it will make you respect yourself. And that is more important than riches or fame ~ for self-respect is the only thing that brings true happiness."
"Etiquette is an art ~ the art of doing and saying the correct thing at the correct time ~ the art of being able to hold oneself always in hand, no matter how exacting the circumstances. And like music or painting or writing, the more you study it, the more you apply yourself to its principles, the more perfectly your own character is molded."
More to come.....
"When to Bow in Public" ~ "How to Raise the Hat" ~ "The Eccentric Dresser" ~ "The Charm of Correct Speech" ~ "Automobile Etiquette" ~ "Gaudiness Versus Good Taste" ~ "Calling Cards"