Thursday, January 06, 2011

He'd Better Keep off Her Lawn

Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, 90, Gets Restraining Order Against Suitor: "The 90-year-old Dowager Duchess of Devonshire -- the last of the fabulous Mitford girls who scandalized aristocratic society in the 1930s and '40s -- has obtained a restraining order against an admirer, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail."


Anonymous said...

You're never too old to get a stalker, apparently, though I suppose being rich doesn't hurt.


Brent McKee said...

Debo (the Duchess of Devonshire's Mitford family nickname) comes from a family which, truth be known, is a bit of a hoot. One sister married Sir Oswald Moseby, the head of the British Fascist party. Another sister married a Communist. A third sister was nutsy coocoo for Adolph Hitler (and supposedly suggested the swastika to him as the symbol for the Nazi Party, because she was conceived in the town of Swastika Ontario). Debo once had tea with Hitler. Years later she was asked whether, if she had the choice, she would rather have tea with Hitler or with Elvis Presley. Her answer was "Elvis of course."