Upon Arriving from Scarsdale

“It seems like a new world up here — a beautiful town with broad streets — in beautiful farming country — rolling and rich. It is quite Victorian, but Victorian stripped of its heavy walnut furniture, stripped of its ‘what-nots,’ its cluttered wall spaces — and recalling some of the security we felt back in the days when we were not so desperately trying to assimilate foreigners of all creeds and races — and when life was more leisurely and secure.”

— A letter from Mrs. L. to her son and daughter-in-law; Skaneateles, October 13, 1941

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