Oh, it’s Christmas again; the atmosphere, the decorations, the aromas, the concerts, the anticipation. Even Canadian Tire and Home Hardware advertize Christmas, the wonderful time of the year.

What can I give – you ask – for someone who seemingly has it all. Give them your time, visit an elderly, volunteer at a homeless shelter, call your grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, and maybe one person in the family whom you otherwise would not call. Invite someone who lives alone to your home for coffee and Christmas cookies. They will never forget it. Take the first step. It’s Christmas.

BoM - Christmas choir vintage image 2018











Upcoming Workshops

Sunday, March 17
10 a.m. to 12 noon
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
$40; $70 for two

Teen Etiquette
Saturday, March 23
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch
and an 8-page workbook
$140; $250 for two; refresher $70

Adult Etiquette
Saturday, March 9
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch and quiz
and an 11-page workbook
$295, $450 for two persons
Refresher $150

Meals & Manners
Please call for appointment
100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto
Includes three course lunch or dinner and quiz
$175; $295 for two


What people are saying

Thanks for this. It is a good reminder for those of us who wear prescription glasses. I often forget that mine turns dark when I am outside.
– Agnes

Wise words, as always. Now that I have glasses that go dark automatically, I will be conscious of them.
– Carole Hartley

I forwarded to my daughter who has a home office just to remind her of the importance of being seen by her co workers & boss to bond with them.
– Kathy

Great topic and one that I hold dear to my heart. I agree totally. I used to work at the Licensing Department and we had to license anyone who came in to apply for a certain type of licence that needed a photo. e.g. Cab Driver, Dancer, etc. So, my question was always if they come in with their face covered, how do we know who we’re taking. Up to when I retired that question was still being dealt with. Not sure if they finally came up with an answer.
– Dawn Clarke

Thanks – so true – hiding any part of face does not bode trust!
– Mary-Kay