MANNERS & MORALS: Edwardian Pink


When Muriel Draper was a little girl in Haverhill, Mass., her father, who had promised her a trip to Boston, took her with him to his bank, where he tried to cash a check for $100 that he planned to spend on the trip. After a moment's delay, the cashier announced, "Sorry . . your account won't carry that." Smiling, Muriel's father wrote out another check and handed it to the cashier, saying, "Well, give me ten ones." Then, on $10, Muriel and her father went to Boston.

Muriel never forgot...

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