Amy Vanderbilt, the etiquette queen, grew up in Westerleigh (probably above Jewett Ave). She and my aunt were friends as children and the friendship continued until Amy died. As the story goes, my sister and I had "tea" with her once when we were quite young. I don't remember it, but apparently we passed the test because we received a Christmas present from her every year until she died.
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