After Emily’s death in 1960, her grandson and his wife (Lizzie’s grandparents) took over the business, after that it went to their children, who now pass it on to their children (Lizzie and her cousin Dan). “We’re the the fifth generation doing it.” When Lizzie’s grandparents retired, her father and aunts took the reins of the Emily Post Institute.
For the first time, more than one person was representing the Post name, each family member specializing in a certain topic.
Lizzie Post, a fifth generation etiquette expert, told us she and her cousin want to uphold their family’s tradition of good manners — with a modern flair.
Covering everything from thank-you notes to selfies, this pair introduces thousands of people to etiquette for the 21st century.
The Emily Post Institute has been a bastion of good manners since their founding in the 1940s.
Lizzie Post, great-great granddaughter of Emily Post, is a modern etiquette expert less interested in which hand you use to pour tea and more interested in your daily interactions.
Her editor persisted in the idea, telling her to at least look into it, so she did.
In her research, she discovered it was a more intricate and nuanced topic than she’d thought.
Through helpful podcasts, books, and seminars, she and her family guide individuals through a variety of social situations where a little consideration can go a long way.
Before Emily Post became a renowned name, synonymous with proper etiquette, she was a writer of early romance novels.
My cousin volunteered to cut it, and that’s when she decided to be sneaky. “You didn’t cut the pieces equally,” they explained patiently to my cousin.