Thoughtful musings on various topics by interesting people at Blithewold
Household Staff at Blithewold
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 |
Blithewold and other large mansions of its era were designed on the assumption that there would always be a plentiful supply of servants. Bessie Van Wickle McKee could not have maintained her large residences without … Read more.
Happy Years At Blithewold
Thursday, July 7, 2016 |
In the summer of 1978, eighteen months after the death of Marjorie Lyon, the East Bay Bulletin interviewed Tillie McDonnell, Marjorie’s long-time cook. Tillie had worked for Marjorie for more than forty years, and remained … Read more.