April 19, 2016

A Tribute to the Magnificent Mary Moat (1912-2016)


                                                                                                                                                                          Photo: Fran Collin

Mary Moat, longtime grande dame of Pound Ridge, passed away at the age of 105. She was a gentle woman who graced the town with her dignified manner, patience, sincerity, humility and strong sense-of-self.

I remain humbled to have had the opportunity to spend time with Mary and interview her for my book, Pound Ridge Past. She spoke about moving to town as a young mother from Manhattan in 1949, the great parties, and the awkwardness of wearing a beau martin to her first PTA meeting at Pound Ridge Elementary School.

Please enjoy her story, "Beaded Bags and Country Living" ...







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