Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to Canada's Quints ...

Seventy Five years ago today, just outside of North Bay Ontario, Canada's Dionne Quintuplets were born ... their early years were market with what can only be described as unabashed exploitation ...

From the carnival like Quintland where people could come and gawk at the girls for a fee, to the countless advertisements, oodles of money was seemingly made from the five little girls. Yet nary a dime ever flowed to the family, or to Annette, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile, and Marie.

Now Seventy Five years later instead of a carnival setting, we instead have the wonders of reality tv that offers a glimpse into the lives of multiples from the comfort of our homes ... the exploitation continues, and the damage it brings continues in the lives of other families ... it's funny, the more things seem to change, the more they really stay the same.

For now though - Happy Birthday to Annette, and Cecile, the two remaining sisters !!!

1 comment:

wendy said...

thanks for this! my parent's have a cabin just a few minutes from Quintland and thus have always been of interest to me.
it must have been hard being them growing up!