Pound Ridge Past: Remembrances of Our Townsfolk

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"Author Bonni Brodnick creates a lively, intimateglimpse of Pound Ridge, New York, spanning local wisdom from the 1920s throughthe 1970s and beyond. I found the stories and photography delightful andinspiring. ... Highly recommended."           - Paula Cappa, Author The Dazzling Darkness

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In Pound Ridge Past: Remembrances of Our Townsfolk, author Bonni Brodnick creates a lively, intimate glimpse of Pound Ridge, New York, spanning local wisdom from the 1920s through the 1970s and beyond. I found the stories and photography delightful and inspiring. For, instance, residents George and Arlette Bria describe the "cocktail set" parties during the years when Tallulah Bankhead lived in town (Benny Goodman and Earth Kitt, too). One could spout a long list of literary glitterati and theatrical or silver screen performers who have lived in this snug little town. Ms. Brodnick, however, takes us on a tour of the brightest local stars who grew up here, farmed the land, preserved the natural beauty, and weaved the famous baskets. Today's Pound Ridgers will appreciate the personal recollections and the love stories of the "homestead" from Malcom Francher, Leonard Scofield, Betsy Boone, Beverly Bender, Lisl Steiner-Monchek, and Dick Lyman, among thirty others. One story was especially intriguing, the reported ghost sightings inside the Inn at Pound Ridge (formerly Emily Shaw's Inn). Former proprietor, Dorothy Treyball gives you a look "Inn-side" about a mysterious presence haunting the dining room.

If you are looking for a book with insightful historical perspectives of daily life and nostalgic moments of a time gone by, Ms.Brodnick's book is an elegantly written journey. The black-and-white photography by Fran Collin is well articulated and depicts just the right interpretation of the times. This book goes beyond the townsfolk or those who have passed on. Reading Pound Ridge Past is a bit like taking a friend's hand and listening--voices who make the moments live again. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                                                                                - Paula Cappa, Author of The Dazzling Darkness

Highly recommended.
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