Sunday, April 20, 2008

From a young writer

(posted April 17)

I'm Grace Ettinger, I'm 7 years old and I live in Portland, Oregon. I don't enjoy the idea of taking Edith Wharton's home "The Mount" and not letting the public see what it was like to live in that time. Film-makers and novelists and writers go to The Mount to get inspiration. If you do not let the public see it...well, let's just put it this way, if you don't let the public see it, then the public will forget about Edith Wharton.

(Grace wrote this during writer's workshop in her second grade class today. We discussed The Mount after I told her about the article in the Sunday New York Times -- Grace's Mom)

(Thank you Grace { and Grace's Mom}. We couldn't agree more!)