Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Millionaire's Family" Decoded

In an earlier posting I wondered about the meaning and origin of the term, "Millionaire's Family". A gentleman had once claimed I had one and was lucky, when he saw me with my toddler daughter and infant son.

That daughter, several years beyond toddling now, googled the term and gave me its meaning all these years later. Her search informed me that it goes back to the time when it was important to have a male heir to carry on the family name and assets as well as have a daughter to marry off to a moneyed and influential gentleman, thus increasing your chances of maintaining or gaining power for generations to come.

Interesting. I love little bits of historical trivia.

Where is Mr. Darcy when you want him?

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