Spokane mother, daughter duo bring manners back


by Jane MCarthy & KREM.com


Posted on May 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Updated Thursday, May 17 at 6:24 PM

Some organizations have declared May "international civility month". KREM 2 News found a mother-daughter duo from Spokane promoting civility all year round.

They say they're concerned about our nation, so they're on a mission to keep civility from slipping away.

Now, Monica Brandner, a certified etiquette expert, and her mother, Lorene, are on a mission. They say they are two women in the world that have decided to stand up and take this on as a challenge. The self-imposed challenge: to restore civility, starting with your kids.

Their message is directed to members of this Spokane County Boys and Girls Club. They're teaching the art of taking tea, but it's really much more than that.

They are planting seeds of love, kindness and respect. They believe those seeds are best planted with children.

They've also written a children's book called Sara Elizabeth Plans a Tea Party. In it, the main character momentarily forgets her manners.

This mother-daughter duo realizes not everyone will embrace the idea of their tea time.

The two are civility crusaders who won't go down without a friendly fight. They eventually want to bring their message to an international stage.

They hold periodic tea party classes in Spokane. For more information click here.