I'm going to let Little Edie tell you herself...
They say the gypsies are wonderful!
It’s very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present. You know what I mean? It's awfully difficult.
But you see in dealing with me, the relatives didn't know that they were dealing with a staunch character and I tell you if there's anything worse than dealing with a staunch woman... S-T-A-U-N-C-H. There's nothing worse, I'm telling you. They don't weaken, no matter what.
We've had 300 cats altogether. Now we have twelve. It's true about old maids, they don't need men if they have cats.
Raccoons and cats become a little bit boring," sighs Edie Beale towards the end of Grey Gardens. "I mean for too long a time."