An hour later –
I’m still royally pissed about it, but I’ve given up fighting with Tina about coming home. And Shane’s completely ill conceived wedding is the next place I will have to be nice to Henry. But I’ve had it with him and my daughter’s first moments. The picture I took was bad enough of their shiny white – except for my daughter – family. It’s probably a screen saver by now in their den. I bet Henry and Tina have something called, A Great Room. God save Angelica!
But why I signed a contract with Joyce to set her Private Investigating dogs loose to dig into Henry’s background, and while you’re at it file for my sole custody of my daughter, was when something so fucked up – a sound that should never have hit my ears – did when I heard my baby say, “Dada,” and I had watched Henry smirk at me as he had squeezed her closer to him.
As I had flared my pen across the bottom of the Joyce’s legal contract I had said, “Henry must want to sing higher. He should have never, ever gloated at me.”
Peggy Peabody’s Private Jet
While Peggy Peabody has annoyed, well frustrated me really in the past, I was pleased, relieved and incredibly delighted to accept her kind invitation to fly with her up to Vancouver, BC. It is without a doubt the way to experience the friendly skies.
When we had taken off Peggy had ordered us both martinis from our private cabin steward, and it had become apparent that Helena was going to have to sit off to the side while the grown-ups, Peggy and I, dug into our favorite topics, Art and the wealthy people who collect it.
“One of my favorite people in the world was Brooke Astor, you knew her didn’t you, Bette?”
”So unabashedly nonplussed about her missing, or rather her bitten off fingers.” I laugh at the memory and sip my deliciously chilly martini. “Brooke had great rings though didn’t she? On the fingers she could wear them.”
”Dog bit it off,” Brooke would say.” Peggy peals with laughter. “As if that weren’t enough of an image of Brooke as a child. And that was a stretch in and of itself. She always seemed to me to have been born interesting, and daring, and like Athena ready for battle and standing tall.”