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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Money Problems?


To a Friend, on a Sudden Reverse of Fortune
HANNIBAL, MO., Aug 18, 18--.
FRIEND STEWART:
I regret to hear of your sudden and unexpected heavy loss, and hasten to offer you, not only my earnest sympathy, but aid in whatever way I can assist you.
I know your energy and hopeful spirit too well to believe that you will allow this to depress or discourage you from further effort. Perhaps there is, somewhere, a blessing in this reverse. I have had my dark days….
The child learns to walk after many falls, and many of our richest and most prosperous men have attained their eminence and wealthy only by the experience resulting from failure.
I predict that you will build on your ruins a brilliant future. How can I serve you? Let me know; by doing so, I shall understand that you have not ceased to value my friendship.
Sincerely Your Friend,
HERBERT D. WRIGHT

Hill, Thos. E. Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms. Chicago: Hill Standard Book Co, 1887.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Etiquette of Shaking Hands


1 The snob that sticks out two fingers when shaking hands
2 The cold-blooded, languid person, that exhibits only indifference as you shake the hand.
3 The generous, frank, whole-souled individual that meets you with a warm, hearty grip.


Hill, Thos. E. Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms. Chicago: Hill Standard Book Co, 1887.