I am a pretty avid collector of old etiquette books, Emily Post and Amy Vanderbilt being my favorite writers.  Today I was reading through “The Complete Book of Entertaining,” by Emily Post (New York: Harper & Row, 1981).  I ran across the chapter titled, “Party Preparations,”  and here’s what she had to say in the section subtitled, “The Drug Problem.”

“Another problem that many hostesses face today is that of the guests who want to smoke marijuana.  If the hostess approves of the practice and is untroubled by the fact that it is illegal, of course she has no problem.  But if she does not approve and is concerned about people breaking the law in her home, she should say so firmly.”

Take note party people.  There’s no hope with dope.

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