Old Money Guy: Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger was born into an old New England family in 1919. ┬áHis ancestors settled in America in the 1700’s. Mr. Seeger graduated from Avon Old Farms prep school in Connecticut, and enrolled in Harvard College. But his interest in music grew to intense, his grades faltered, and he dropped out in 1938. Harvard’s loss … More Old Money Guy: Pete Seeger

Ten Question Quiz: How Old Money Are You?

To find out just how Old Money you really are, answer the following questions: 1. The average age of all pairs of shoes you own is: A. “By shoes, you mean flip-flops?” B. One to five years old. C. Over five years old, thank you very much. 2. When your car odometer rolls over to … More Ten Question Quiz: How Old Money Are You?

Old Money Customs From Other Cultures

When I wrote about the culture of Old Money in The Old Money Book, I wrote about the values, priorities, and habits of Old Money in America, specifically the northeast of the country. (Okay, specifically Boston. Go Red Sox!) But the USA hardly has a monopoly on Old Money virtues, and we’d be smart to … More Old Money Customs From Other Cultures