Wednesday, March 12, 2008

From "Aging Beauty" to "Rejuvenated Knockout"!

A supporter in Brookline, Mass., writes:

As an avid admirer of Edith Wharton and her books, I was thrilled when our daughter attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield and we had the chance to visit The Mount. At that time (1985) it was derelict and deserted but still had "good bones". Imagine my joy and surprise when I saw it again in 2006. What had been a lovely but aging beauty was now a totally rejuvenated "knockout"! Along the way, I had also followed the saga of Mrs. Wharton's library and was thrilled when the Edith Wharton Restoration was able to acquire her books. Good luck to you all in your endeavor to keep this remarkable landmark going. It will be a tragedy if it is lost.