Monthly Archives: December 1998

Home for the Holidays -Or- Surviving Family Togetherness

The holiday season is fast approaching, and you know what that means. Besides the flurry of finding appropriately goth gift wrap for presents and worrying about what sort of gradations there are to the “Naughty” section of Santa’s list, the holidays mean dealing with one’s family.

“You’re so pale! Are you all right?” “You are not wearing that to your grandparents’!” “I think you looked better with your natural haircolor.” “Oh, I thought this was a phase ”” haven’t you gotten tired of it yet?” Yes, all familiar questions. But this year the Lady of the Mannersgift to you, Dear Readers, is advice on how to deal with those same questions in a graceful, restrained, and polite manner. Continue reading

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