Today I’ll be speaking at Kendal on Hudson, in Sleepy Hollow, New York. It’s a continuing care retirement community, which means, if my prior experience visiting one is any guide, that it’s filled with older yet peppy people who are fairly avid readers. Like many of us they prefer to check books out from the library rather than go ahead and purchase a copy. Still, I know I will have gracious and intent faces in the crowd at Kendal, and an abundance of questions. I hope that they will appreciate hearing a story so few people know — that of I.N. Phelps Stokes and Edith Minturn, their intellect, eccentricity, altruism and love of beauty, among other traits.
Here they are as young marrieds, a picture in my slide show.