You Probably Already Know This, But . . .
I just learned it.
Since I'm starting to teach my grandchildren how to set a table, I was glad to have come across this little memory device. I thought some of you might be interested in using it with your own little sweeties.
I came across this on an internet page where people wrote about something they were doing wrong all their lives. The last sentence will make you remember what it was like to be very young and "out to dinner" with the grown-ups.
"I learned less than a year ago how to figure out which glass is mine when sitting with a big group at a round table: curl your middle, ring, and pinky fingers on each hand down to touch your thumb while leaving your pointer finger straight up. One hand will be it the shape of a lower-case b, and that is the side with your bread plate; the other hand will be in the shape of a lower-case d, and that is the side with your drink.
Before, I had to wait until someone sitting next to me claimed a glass and bread plate before I could start enjoying anything, and half the time they were wrong anyway. Making letters in my lap is a much, much better way to do it."