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Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

CHESTERTOWN, MD—After an absence of too many years, my Good Wife and our progeny are back in her hometown for a family reunion. As...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

Tomorrow is Flag Day, a moment in time when we stand proudly recognizing the symbol of our national identity. Near the end of the...

Because You Are Polite

by Ginger Philbrick When in friendly conversation, I am frequently asked what the etiquette is for this or that. Such interest spurs me to offer...

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by Henry Lane Hull From the 1950s through the 1980s The Magazine ANTIQUES each month carried an advertisement for Trophy Room Antiques in Gloucester. The...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

On November 5, 1991, Woody Hynson and I were elected to the boards of supervisors in Westmoreland and Northumberland counties, respectively, to assume office...

Because You Are Polite by Ginger Philbrick

Our grandson is getting married this fall. His father and mother are divorced and have each remarried. I am hosting a bridal shower and...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

The lecture series sponsored by the Northern Neck 250th Committee in anticipation of our country’s 250th anniversary in 2026 continued this past Sunday with...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

Ten years ago, I wrote an item on Curtis Sampson on the occasion of his 90th birthday. In 1947 Curtis had been the first...

Because You Are Polite by Ginger Philbrick

This is a confession; I sometimes chew gum in public. However, my breaking of one of the cardinal rules of etiquette is not a haughty...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

For many families, including my own, Sandy Spears was a sparkling light in the raising of their children. Our own experiences with her came...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

Last Saturday the Northern Neck Master Gardeners presented for the 30th year the Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar. For the second year in...

Celebrating the value of community colleges

April marks the celebration of Community College Month, shining a spotlight on the important role played by institutions like Rappahannock Community College (RCC) in...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

For most of the near-century that he lived, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries were integral in the life of Lewis Shelton, who died...

Because You Are Polite

by Ginger Philbrick Not very long ago, a friend received a gift pack of cocktail napkins on which was written “Help, I’m talking and I...

Excerpts by Henry Lane Hull

For well over a century, in Washington, D.C., the standard of excellence for ladies’ fine apparel was the firm of Rizik Brothers. The company...

Because You Are Polite

by Ginger Philbrick I wasn’t sure whether I should write to you because I am not sure my problem is really about manners, but here...

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