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I Took Etiquette As A Child

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    Growing Up Poor

    I grew up with parents who worked hard for little, but my mother, being the way she was, wanted to teach me manners, and the best way she could, so she got a book on Southern Etiquette, and began teaching me, posture, conversation, the whole nine yards...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M Dec 28, 2012

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