Revisionist History

I remembered an episode in Dominick Dunne’s roman a clef “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles”:

Anne Grenville was being visited in her posh Upper East Side townhouse by her equally “successful” friend Babette van Degan, who was, like her, a woman of dubious origins.  Anne had married the rich Billy Grenville and Babette had married the most stupid of the rich van Degan brothers.

“You remember Mother, don’t you?”  Anne waved to an oil portrait of an elegant lady as they passed through a corridor.

“Of course I remember your Mother!!!  But who’s the broad in the picture???”  rejoined an incredulous Babette. 


Inevitably, people who “make it” revise their history to present a socially acceptable past.  Even in parochial Manila…





  1. Garganta Inflamada said,

    February 1, 2007 at 12:04 am

    Quienes son estos?


  2. December 10, 2006 at 5:32 am

    Cousin Paz:

    We all know who they are. *winks*

    Toto Gonzalez

  3. cousin paz said,

    December 8, 2006 at 4:30 am

    Gee… I’m so curious.

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