Quotation by Barbara Howar

Finishing schools in the fifties were a good place to store girls for a few years before marrying them off, a satisfactory rest stop between college weekends spent husband hunting. It was a haven for those of us adept at styling each other's hair, playing canasta, and chain smoking Pall Mall extra-long cigarettes.
Barbara Howar (b. 1934), U.S. socialite and author. Laughing all the Way, ch. 2 (1973).

The daughter of an affluent North Carolina family, Howar had been sent to Holton- Arms, a private girls' school in Washington, DC., In 1952.
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