You can't blame a 96 year old for up and dying, but it does make the world feel more colorless when the last vestiges of better generations (ok, granted, she probably was THE last vestige) fall off. There's something a little fascinating knowing that one of those participants is still kicking around, someone for whom amazing stories are memories rather than myth.
Those Mitford girls were the cutest, though. I think Debo most resembled Decca. Nancy looks like the milkman's child, a dark and angular girl in a crowd of soft and peachy blondes.
When she married her husband, Deborah became the Duchess of Devonshire, a title formerly held by the famous Georgiana Cavendish back in the 18th century. More about her some other time.
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