" The Oldest Families Theresa's tongue-in-cheek comment about the Delarouxs being from one of the oldest families in Canada was inspired by a piece which appeared in the Victoria, B.C. newspaper The Daily British Colonist on December 17, 1884: "From an Aboriginal Point of View Indian [woman] visiting her daughters at the Indian school— Who are those two girls you were playing with? Indian pupils— Their names are Edith and Ellie. They are good little girls. "But they are white?" "Yes, ma." "Where do they come from?" "Edith is from Boston and Ellie is from Philadelphia." "Just as I supposed. How often must I tell you never to associate with such folks?" "Why, ma, what is the matter with them?" "The idea of my children —my children— stooping to recognize such creatures! Be more exclusive. Remember that you belong to one of the old families." "But don't they, ma?" "Of course not. They are mere foreigners, whose ancestors came over with Miles Standish and William Penn.""