Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Save the Mount

(posted August 5th)
I have visited the Mount twice. Once when it was closed and being restored, I wandered around the overgrown gardens and day dreamed that it was alive with Edith's guests including Henry James. I returned with my husband some years later and was amazed at all that had been accomplished and got to see the interior of the mansion. There are many historic homes of American writers but very few which belonged to American women writers. The Mount is special because Edith Wharton not only was an amazing author but she also knew about garden and home design and balance. It must be saved!

Susan Rosenthal
1211 Oxford Place
Schenectady, NY 12308
email trevi@netheaven.com