Wainscott Dumplings – Local Book Sale
Hot off the press…the 4th edition of the beloved Wainscott Dumplings is available again. Get your copy safely outside in front of the Wainscott Chapel, Saturday, September 5th, from 10 to 12 noon. Wainscott Dumplings makes a great gift, pick up a few extra copies. The cost is $20, exact change appreciated.
The Wainscott Dumplings by Alice E Osborn Hand is a collection of stories of the people and events of Wainscott, a collection of remembrances of Alice Osborn-Hand’s life growing up in Wainscott in the 1880-1900 time frame. Her cousin, Dayton Hedges, a Wainscott native, and later a Cuban industrialist, surprised Alice for her birthday in 1954 and had her remembrances printed into a book, for her birthday. The first edition was printed in Cuba. The book was republished in 1977, 1998 and now again in 2020. In this 4th edition, we added pictures of the author and her family from the period. It’s a charming book, beloved by the people of Wainscott, and of a lifestyle almost forgotten today.
The book is a soft cover, 112 pages, and was completed by Montauk Printing, retail price $20. Proceeds from the book benefit the Wainscott Chapel (non-profit community center), owned and overseen by the Wainscott Sewing Society. Also available at East Hampton’s Bookhampton.