Who is Miss Abigail?

Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
twitter: @DearMissAbigail

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Miss Abigail has a collection of over 1,000 classic advice books, spanning from 1822 to 1978 and covering a variety of topics, from love and romance to etiquette and charm. The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name!


Archive for October, 2009

Speaking of Marriage…

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Just saw this over at Boing Boing: images from and commentary about a 1962 book titled When you Marry.

Mrs. Abigail

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Miss Abigail is going to become a Mrs.! The question was popped amongst the redwoods at Big Sur. Obviously he did his homework and read about best places to propose in my book. In the chapter titled “Rules of Engagement,” I quote author Helen B. Andelin and some of her tips on where a proposal might take place, for instance, the perfect setting of a park or garden … “A stroll through some beautiful garden, or in the hills or mountains, or in the woods, can often superinduce the atmosphere desired. There is nothing like getting back to nature to encourage a man to follow nature’s impulse to take a mate for himself.” Worked for us!

I guess I’ll finally be able to put all those wedding etiquette books to work!