It was a Success

@DianneN (50116)
United States
August 12, 2017 4:13pm CST
And I'm glad it's over! Friday evening I had a dinner party for my son's future inlaws. I also included my future daughter-in-law's aunt and uncle. My son and his fiancée were also there. I almost made a big mistake by not serving one of the three bottles of wine Aunt Bonnie brought. We had plenty of fine bottles of wine to serve with dinner which were opened and "breathing" on the dining room table. My son told me that Aunt Bonnie would take it as a huge insult, since she is an oldtime Yankee WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant). We switched the bottles immediately just before everyone entered the dining room. I never heard of such a thing. Have you?
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@dodo19 (25824)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
12 Aug
I never heard of this either. I just learned something. Thanks! I'm glad that your dinner party went well.
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@mandala100 (17664)
• Hong Kong
12 Aug
@DianneN I'm glad that you have a very successful dinner my friend and you look very charming and georgeous in the picture my friend.
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@mandala100 (17664)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug
@DianneN Oh really my friend? At least you enjoyed the dinner.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
@mandala100 Lol! Yes, and the company, too!
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@mandala100 (17664)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug
@DianneN That's so great my friend.
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@Kandae11 (19908)
12 Aug
She would feel pleased if her gift was used . Glad everything turned out well.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
12 Aug
She was very pleased and seemed quite satisfied. Glad I didn't make a faux pas!
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@Gillygirl (14768)
• Sutton, England
12 Aug
Lovely photo of you all. I haven't heard of WASP before but at least you didn't insult Aunt Bonnie.
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@silvermist (14187)
• India
13 Aug
I have not heard about WASP. Every one enjoyed the party,and that is what matters.That is a nice photo.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
15 Aug
Well, it's over now and everyone was happy. Thank you!
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@silvermist (14187)
• India
15 Aug
@DianneN You are welcome.
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@Courtlynn (31614)
• United States
13 Aug
Glad it went well, and no i have not.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
Thanks and not many have! lol
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@Courtlynn (31614)
• United States
13 Aug
@DianneN weird
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@seldom (2481)
• Albania
14 Aug
No idea. Sounds a bit too much. I would never take as an insult if you serve me any of your own food or drinks, as long it tastes good. And by the way it is your house and in my culture it is an insult to misbehave as a guest.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
15 Aug
I truly understand and feel the same. This was something I've never encountered before!
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@PatZAnthony (11501)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Aug
Yes, some are insulted if you don't offer what they bring. It is kind of funny. If they don't ask us what they can bring to go with what we are serving, it could get complicated!
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
14 Aug
So true, but they all asked. I told them just their presence was required. lol
@HazySue (14071)
• United States
13 Aug
I am so glad it all worked out well. I never have heard of such a thing.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
14 Aug
At least it worked out. I truly thought my son was kidding me, but he wasn't. Crazy, but I will remember this for the rest of my life.
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@LeaPea2417 (11957)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Aug
Glad the party was a success, & no I haven't heard that expression.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
14 Aug
Most people haven't either. Thank you! It turned out to be a wonderful evening.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20098)
• United States
13 Aug
I was raised that it is polite to at least offer what your guests have brought
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
14 Aug
Thanks for sharing that. If they brought food, I would have served it.
@Shiva49 (8519)
• Singapore
13 Aug
Though I am one who never feels insulted, okay, I let them be history as fast as I possibly can. Yeah, certain customs are better learned and followed. Happy for you - siva
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
Thank you. It's amazing the things one still learns as one grows up! Lol!
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@andriaperry (22500)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Aug
No I have not but you pulled it off!
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
I sure did! lol
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@thelme55 (8950)
• Germany
13 Aug
I have not heard about that, too. We keep on learning here. I am sure you had fun with your visitors. Enjoy your weekend.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
Thank you. Yes, we all learn something here everyday. Lol! It was a blast. Her mom just texted me and thanked me again. She said that we are united as a family. Our little family is growing by leaps and bounds.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Aug
I'm glad you didn't insult her and I'm glad it went well. =)
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
Just received a text from our son's soon to be MIL. She thanked us and told me we are united as a family. Too sweet!!!
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@snowy22315 (28499)
• United States
12 Aug
I haven't, but I.m glad your party went well!
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
12 Aug
Thank you! We all had a fun evening.
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@ilocosboy (22340)
• Philippines
13 Aug
Wow, that was a nice getting to know each other, and as I see it in your smiles, you guys had real fun time with each other.
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@moffittjc (29638)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Aug
Have never heard of such a thing. But glad everything went well and everybody left happy!
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@moffittjc (29638)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Aug
@DianneN I think I can agree to those terms!
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@TheHorse (47128)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Aug
@DianneN Musician types always say, "The more you drink, the better we sound!"
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
14 Aug
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@TRBRocks420 (54917)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Aug
Glad to hear it was a success, everyone looks like they are having a good time.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
Thanks! Everyone was feeling very happy! Hiccup!
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
14 Aug
@TRBRocks420 Or a bad bottle!
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@toniganzon (35592)
• Philippines
12 Aug
I haven't either.
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
That makes two of us! lol
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@toniganzon (35592)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@DianneN high five!
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@DianneN (50116)
• United States
13 Aug
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