The December 9, 1897 Daily Star Newspaper in Tucson, Arizona Territory had the following recommendations for breakfast don’ts. They happen to be good advice for us even today.Breakfast

BREAKFAST DON’TS
Don’t serve a breakfast on any but a fresh tablecloth.
Don’t expect fresh coffee if you are half an hour late.
Don’t comment on the bills you receive in the morning’s mail.
Don’t ask the man of the house what he would like for dinner.
Don’t ask your husband how much money he intends to leave you for the day’s expenses. After dinner is a better time to settle the financial question.
Don’t become so engrossed in the newspaper that you can’t address a remark to anyone.

Incidentally, this was one of the items in the December 2013 Woman’s Sphere from Chronicle of the Old West.

Filed under: Old West History

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