3.2.12

MRS. WHARTON GOES CANOEING IN NYSD

I forget things.  It's not age.  I've always been this way.   While my head is in the clouds, pondering such things the influence of 16th century urban planning in Italy on modern strip malls in New England and vice versa, I sometimes don't remember that I was actually supposed to call the plumber.  Last week was no exception.  I forgot to lunch with a delightful friend, and I forgot to send a piece I had written to coincide with Edith Wharton's birthday to New York Social Diary.  Fortunately, DPC is a most generous and forgiving host, and has published my belated birthday card today.  That piece can be read by clicking HERE.

Edith Wharton strolled here:  The Shore Path at Bar Harbor, near the cottage of her brother Frederic Newbold Jones.
As to the delightful friend who was stood up, she too claims to have forgiven me, but has extracted her revenge by putting me up for auction for benefit of her local library. At the moment, with 11 days to go, the bidding is at $83.00.   (I should have sent flowers)

14 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

A great article in NYSD!

Daniel James Shigo said...

You naught boy! I like you all the more.

I once forgot to go a concert given by a great artist who was then coming for tea. She arrived post-performance and there was egg all over my face.

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columnist said...

Once you've been auctioned, do you have to live in the library, and be as it were like an open book for all visitors?

(Sorry, I'm making a horlicks of my comment....) Third attempt!

Elaine said...

Loved the article in the New York Social Diary. You always have so many interesting details to add to a story. Can't wait until Spring to take a stroll on the Shore path.

Toby Worthington said...

Very fine piece in NY Social Diary, Dilettante!
It inspired me to re-read some of my books on
Edith Wharton.
And speaking of very fine pieces, I would offer a bid
on your auction if only it were nearer....

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

Edith Wharton-at 150 years,surely would forgive You.Her novels are still my favorites & though I have several copies of her various novels-but this one from Penguin was a must PGT
http://littleaugury.blogspot.com/2012/02/3-ediths.html

joni said...

I just came back from Bar Harbor - my first visit - and fell completely in love! Ive been on your site checking out the history! I am a HUGE fan of old buildings and love what I saw on the Island. Because we were there out of season, and we had out 2 dogs with us we had to stay at the Atlantic Oceanside - uggh. But I saw the former home of Sir Harry Oakes and got a chance to peek in - as it was still boarded up and used as a storage locker of sorts. the 2nd floor terrace door was open.

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