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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...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M Dec 28, 2012

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