When I first set out to pen this column, I had planned to write about the lack of civility and rudeness that seems so rampant in today’s society. With this assignment in mind, I embarked on a mission to observe and report bad behavior in and around Charleston, as well as other parts of the state.

You’ve seen them. They walk into the party or social event looking like a deer in headlights — eyes big as saucers, tiny beads of sweat on their forehead, lips dry and cracked. They’d rather be anywhere than where they are at the moment.

When an American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired and disposed of in a respectful way. In fact, the United States Flag Code — which establishes advisory rules for display and care of the flag — states in Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. §…

My guess is, like me, many of you thought high tea meant a formal affair. One where ladies don hats, perhaps gloves, and sip tea from fine china — pinkie fingers extended. Turns out, that’s incorrect. High tea is actually a relaxed affair, with afternoon or low tea the more formal, fancy-sch…

Funerals for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Adams, Mary - 1 p.m., Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens.

Bibbee, Naomi - 1:15 p.m., procession to leave O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Bordenet, Effie - 2 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Dorsey, Charles - 11 a.m., Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood; also streaming live, see obituary.

Evans Jr., Frank - 1 p.m., St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Fleck, Rosia - 2 p.m., Britton Cemetery, Charleston.

Fox, Helen - 2:15 p.m., Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor.

Hedrick, William - 1 p.m., Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.

Johnson, Barry - Noon, Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Mathes, Helen - 1 p.m., Morris Funeral Home, Cowen.

McClure, Karen - 11 a.m., East Lawn Cemetery, Canvas.

Mikeal, Chelsea - 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Parog, Drema - Noon, Mt. Tabor Church of God, St. Albans.