Friday, February 5, 2010

Betty White's Teen-age Dance Etiquette

I found this gold mine in the library today.  It was published in 1956, so that should tell you about the kind of advice this book gives to teenagers when they go to a dance.  I took some pictures of the book so that you could have some sort of idea of what kind of book this is.

 The book is filled with great advice like this.
"Before you go ... do you have your tickets? Your house keys? Your car keys?"
"Some of us serve the hostesses and chaperons first, naturally! And someone remembered the band."
 I like reading these old etiquette books.  A lot of the things in the book happen all of the time at stake dances now.  I'm sure Betty White would disapprove.


Katie said...

At least Betty White was probably a real person.

Greg said...

Huh?! 1956 is old?! I was born in 1956 and I'M NOT (too) OLD!

Kathy Haynie said...

What kinds of things happen at the dances that would earn Betty White's disapproval?

Bryan Lewis said...

Oh, you know...playing with silverware, chewing gum, slouching...those sort of wild things.