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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-13 04:54 AM
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12. I know. But also the stock market.
Edited on Sun Jan-20-13 05:12 AM by No Elephants
I once met a man who was a Boston Brahmin by bloodline, but, according to him, the family fortune was gone before his time. He was a teacher.

Still, even penniless Brahmins considered themselves superior to non-Brahmins.

He told me what his penniless grandmum said when he had mentioned in her presence that he had voted for JFK.

"Steven, Jack Kennedy is lace curtain Irish with a whiskey fortune. You did not vote for him, and that is that."

I love it. Boston Brahamins had the power to change an event that had already occurred, just by saying so.



Must have stunned them when they couldn't get the Irish, and now the Italians, out of Boston's City Hall, including JFK's grandpappy.

J.P. Marquand wrote a novel about Boston Brahmins. one of his characters declares the family is moving immediately after seeing a neighbor on the stoop of his (the neighbor's) own townshouse without a jacket.


"And this is good old Boston,
The home of the bean and the cod,
Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots,
And the Cabots talk only to God."


The Delanos (as in FDR) were Brahmins, as were the Chaffees, the Sears, etc. The Adams family (no, not the T.V. one) were Brahmins. So were the Quincys. And the Welds. Speaking of whom, former Governor William Weld moved back to Massachusetts before Scott Brown lost and has been making appearances on local TV.

Word is he may be re-establishing Massachusetts residence so that he can run for Kerry's seat. I think either he or Brown would have a very good shot at it, so Democrats should put their shoulders to the wheel.
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