Where did that come from?


Sitting sequestered in my house, gave me an opportunity to reflect on some tradition from back in the day. Last time I was in England I did a little research after seeing a house with one dining room chair. I was told it stemmed from an old tradition, and the chair was reserved for the man of the house, while everyone else sat on the floor. Sometimes a distinguished guest would visit and would be offered the 'chair' for dinner. This was a sign of importance, and the guest using the chair became known as the 'chairman'.


Personal hygiene was lacking in those good old days and people seldom bathed, resulting in a development of acne scars. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, 'Mind your own bee's wax'. Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term 'crack a smile'. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt causing one to, &