First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies
Building upon her work with Mrs. Eisenhower, McCaffree returned to government service in the 1970s, as Chief of Protocol for the State Department. In 1977, McCaffree put her years of on-the-job training to good use, writing a detailed book, The Official Handbook of Diplomatic, Official, and Social Usage, which is now back in print. Per her obituary in the New York Times, which of the following was not one of McCaffree’s dictates?
- One should not receive guests nor go through a receiving line holding a drink or cigarette.
- A foreign dignitary from a country where multiple wives are acceptable should bring only one to the White House.
- White shoes are not to be worn to a state dinner after Labor Day, unless the guest of honor is from a nation with a tropical or sub-tropical climate.
- The person being toasted at a formal function should not sip after the toast when everyone else does.
The answer is after the JUMP.