The Best Of The
by Henry F. Mazel
speak only to the Lodges and the Lodges only to
the Lord, at least that's what mother told me. I've
had more than a passing interest in the social
calendar ever since. And this season, for me at
least, has been the most significant and
momentous in memory. Below are a few highlights:
30 PRESENTED IN RYE
from Westchester County were presented last night
at the Eggs-Over-Easy Debutante Ball in Rye, New
York. In a traditional ceremony, each woman
received roses and a small island off the Greek
the annual event will go to The Fund for The
Reconstruction of The Eisenhower Administration.
MOREHEAD SNEAD CAPTURES CUP
In one of the
most exciting finishes in memory, Moorehead Snead
III, skipper of Impervious, crossed the
finish line some thirty seconds ahead of the
sloop Hegemony to win field yachting's
prized Skeffington cup. In field yachting, a
sleek, single-masted craft is pulled along a polo
field by day laborers known as 'sloop caddies.'
The first yacht to traverse the field and cross
the goal is declared the winner.
Snead III, an overrun specialist with the
Lockheed Corporation, and the crew of Impervious
clearly ran the tactically superior race and were
never headed by the opposing yacht, Hegemony.
Hegemony had its problems from the start
as it strayed off course and interrupted the
second chukker of a polo match being played on an
adjacent field. Seven ponies died in the incident.
NORTH KOREAN OLYMPIANS TRAIN
In a whirlwind
display of swimming pool diplomacy, the exclusive
Greenwich Country Club hosted sixteen members of
the North Korean Olympic diving team. Less than
forty-eight hours after their Ilyshin II-14
touched down at Kennedy International, the divers
were in the water.
A few member
of the club, unaware of the invitation,
complained about 'Asians flailing about in the
pool.' Sin Sun Ho, North Korea's Permanent
Representative to the United Nations, assured the
group that his government will reciprocate later
in the year. U.S. divers will be invited to use
the facilities at the Glorious Fissile Enrichment
Pool located outside of Yongbyun.
MUFFY ELIZABETH LODGE TO WED
Mr. and Mrs.
Steven Shriver Lodge of New York and
Kennebunkport, Maine have made known the
engagement of their former daughter, Muffy
Elizabeth, to Henry F. Mazel, son of Abe and Ida
Mazel of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
bride, an officer with the private banking house
of Brahmin Brothers, Saks and Forrester,
graduated Smith College. She was presented at the
2003 Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball, and
recently was asked to resign her seat on the
board of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mr. Mazel, the
future bridegroom, is a merchant associated with
the Pitkin Avenue Herring Works, as was his
father before him.