Sunday, June 1, 2014

Overheard at the Garden Party


"Oh, no, Virginia - I simply can't believe it!"

"Well, honey, then don't look over your shoulder [which you really shouldn't be showing at your age, thought Virginia, especially in that tacky post-deb teagown.  Talk about your mutton dressed as lamb!] or you'll see all the proof you need."

"I simply can't conceive it, though.  Bad enough that it happens downtown - but to bring that beezle to the club Spring Fling - I mean, you can't do in Connecticut what you may get away with on Park Avenue! You know that all of Edith Potter's children are here - what will people say?  Should I look?"

"They've gone inside - she probably wants another cocktail.  Anyway, calm down, Miss Priss.  Whether you like it or not, some day we may have to be nice to her.  Face facts: Stephen Haines is stepping out on Mary!"

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  1. All those frills AND a bow AND a corsage. No wonder she looks so fretful.

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    1. Well, of course it's also that she's worried about her children - the daughter, always cleaning her little glass animals, and that shiftless son, who seems likely just to run off and leave them...

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  2. She got it off the rack at Sears.

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    1. Or the bargain basement at Black's!

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