We knew right off, the Pasadena cousins had been very successful with those oil wells.
Great Aunt Esmeralda liked Rodin and bought a few of his pieces.
Her brother, WR, built several famous homes in California.
What really impressed us were the closets dedicated solely to our great grandmother’s shoes. There were four, vast, walk-in closets, organized by color, then style.
Imelda Marcos had nothing on her.
“They’ve listed my name in the dictionary – ‘Imeldific’ is used to mean ostentatious extravagance… But the truth will prevail.”