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!"