As a good grandson does, I often used to eat dinner over her place. Tuna noodle casserole, or whatever it was she was cooking up that night.
She was the one who taught me manners. She was a big Emily Post advocate, was always bringing out her books, citing different ways youre supposed to act.
She was also very well travelled and her teaching this etiquette represents her teaching in a way the necessity of respecting customs within different cultures.
This quote is relevant to me because Ive just spent 10 months in China, where eating with ones mouth closed is not customary and definitely not often practised.
You usually see people with food hanging out of their mouth, and spitting scraps on tables, and personally I have a problem with that. Taken in Bangkok, Thailand on the SOTM World Tour.