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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

 

May 21, 2020



I married into one of the kindest families in the county, but that doesn’t make them immune to the occasional gentle mockery. There’s one habit I brought to these shores that my loved ones find an endless source of amusement.

To me, it’s a perfectly normal thing to do, and not doing it makes no sense. To them, it’s an unnecessary amount of work.

I am speaking of dining etiquette; specifically, the fact that I cannot eat a meal without the aid of a knife. I’ve been eating this way since I was a child and there’s really no changing me now.

I watch as my husband wields his fork lik...



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