“The courtship,” says Imelda, “lasted from April 6 to 17, and we were married in Church on the first of May; so, the period between our civil and our church wedding was longer than the period of courtship.”
Ferdinand Marcos, as even his courtship shows, lives at a pace infinitely more frenetic than is the style in what his American biographer calls the “lazy” and “slothful” South, though what’s Southern languor to outsiders is Southern grace to the South itself. Trained to that other gentler rhythm (expressed even in the honeyed accents of her folk), Marcos’s wife was bound to stumble before she could fall into step with him, especially since life with Marcos, as a relative says, is “a crisis every five minutes.”
Says his wife: “Being married to Ferdinand is a day-to-day challenge for me.”Specifications:
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 240 pp.
Size: 203.2 × 127 mm