ES - Courtesy & Other Things

Phyllis Spurr Phyllis.Spurr at
Wed May 27 08:52:27 PDT 1998

> Date:          Wed, 27 May 1998 09:24:34 -0500
> From:          Sharon Palkowetz <vivaine at>

> It can be intimidating to use the wrong
> one, so its easier to fall onto the old standby of Lord or Lady,

I know that too often I have been guilty of laziness when it comes to 
addressing people with their correct titles, especially when I know 
that person very well.  I have further compounded the problem by 
introducing myself as Eowyn, instead of whatever title Eowyn.  In 
doing this, I was attempting to help the person not feel intimidated 
and make myself approachable.

> On a personal note, if i have offended anyone by not using the proper
> title, then i apologize from my heart.
> Vivaine

You have never offended me. 
> Axel , Jeanmaire & Diane Remes wrote:

>   <all sorts of snipage>
>  For my own  part, I would rather that people feel friendly 
>towards me rather than be exacting about my title.

I agree.  I would rather have people come up and speak with me than 
be put off by the laurel.  For my part, however,  I will endeavor to 
address everyone by their correct titles.  I have worked very long 
and hard to receive a Laurel.  Perhaps I will start introducing 
myself as Meistres Eowyn. 

In service
Meistres Eowyn ferch Rhys
Barony of Elfsea, Ansteorra  (Fort Worth, Texas)
Central Regional Seneschal
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