|Bringing Back Holleywood||
memories from a boyhood
Holleywood welcomed a surprise visit from Wade Warner who remembered the house from when he was a child. Wade's grandmother Beatrice Sexton was live-in companion to Emma Rudd (John's mother) until she died. Wade recalls his grandmother playing Scrabble with Helen and Lester Patchin who lived in the gatehouse. (Grandparents of Troy who lives there now.) The Patchins would come over after dinner and the four of them would play at the kitchen table in front of the coal stove. Wade was surprised to see that the stove was still there. He now lives in Washington DC and works for Homeland Security.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.