Amen to that one Suzy...and welcome to the forum. Hope you truly enjoy yourself!In my family, if someone was unable to attend a family function (work, illness, whatever), their spouse was given several plates with a little bit of everything in them to take to the one who couldn't come. And usually those plates were prepared as soon as the food was laid out, before anyone ate.
But to bring your own doggie bag containers? That's really rude! I would laugh it off if it were a family function but any other type of social function or gathering? Ain't gonna happen around me if I'm the hostess. I'd dish them out some southern shame!