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Quiz: Are You a Big Edie or a Little Edie?

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There are two kinds of people in the world: Big Edies and Little Edies.

Wait?what? Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale lived at Grey Gardens, an East Hampton estate at 3 West End Road. From an aristocratic, wealthy family, the eccentric mother and daughter lived alone in increasing poverty and squalor, mostly ignored by their relations. They became famous in 1975 when a documentary, Grey Gardens, was filmed about their daily lives and their relationship by the Maysles Brothers. The film has subsequently been acclaimed a classic.

So which are you? A Big Edie or a Little Edie?

Would you care for some liver pate?

A. It's not awfully good.
B. If you put lemon with it, it's all right.

Do you own your house?

A. No, and the owner doesn't want the people that you want in it.

B. Yes, and you want the people you want in it. Is sex all he's after?

A. Yes, but he's never gonna get it.

B. He doesn't want sex with an old person like you. The cat is going to the bathroom right back of your portrait.

A. God, isn't that awful?
B. You're glad somebody's doing something he wanted to do.

What's your opinion of the Catholic Church?

A. One of the only things you care about, which you had to give up.

B. Go on, you worship the Catholic Church! Do you get regular cooked meals?

A. No, because you got fat not wearing clothes for two years.

B. You have to sit here and starve all the time. Are you married?

A. You had a proposal of marriage from Paul Getty, the richest man in the world, but you turned him down.

B. You had a perfect marriage, beautiful children. Can you have your cake and eat it too?

A. No, you can't have your cake and eat it too, in life.

B. Yes, you can. You've had your cake, loved it, masticated it, chewed it and had everything you wanted.
Mostly As: You are a Little Edie. Have some rum.
Mostly Bs: You are a Big Edie. Have some rum.

Grey Gardens

3 West End Ave, East Hampton, NY 11937 Visit Website