What was the first clue?

We knew right off, the Pasadena cousins had been very successful with those oil wells.

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 Great Aunt Esmeralda liked Rodin and bought a few of his pieces.

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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.”

Imelda Marcos

Ostentatious

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