Sunday, April 13, 2008

Our book group

(posted by a supporter on March 25th)
Our book group (an eclectic, smart, fun-loving bunch of middle-aged women from Stanfordville, Wassaic, Pine Plains, Clinton Corners and Red Hook, New York) decided in February to read Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence and to visit The Mount as part of our May book club meeting. While listening to NPR one morning, I heard the story about the financial problems there and emailed our group to ask if anyone would be interested in pledging to help save The Mount. We were all excited about the prospect of reading this classic literature and being able to take a field trip to visit and enjoy the beautiful house and gardens as part of our Edith Wharton experience. How sad to finally "discover" Edith Wharton, practically in our backyards, and then suddenly lose out and not be able to visit this literary treasure.
Today I made a pledge on behalf of our book group. We hopeful that the necessary support will come through and pleased we can help in our small way. We look forward to visiting in May!

Debra Skiver Cardillo
Where Great Children's Books Play Nicely