Real Pearls and Darned Stockings: Tales of the Hudson Valley

Real Pearls and Darned Stockings: Tales of the Hudson Valley


Used – “Real Pearls and Darned Stockings” consists of a series of amusing, revealing vignettes relating to the inexorable changing of The Old Guard in the Roosevelt/Livingston Hudson Valley. During the last half of the twentieth century, Edith Wharton’s marvelous world of elegant society, good and proper manners, indoor swimming pools, private golf clubs — real pearls and darned stockings — became transformed by an upwardly mobile generation, the environmentally aware New Guard.

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