Before he passed away, Bonnie's former husband--Albert ("Ozzie") Lepper--had purchased the "Mt. Aeolus Inn" in East Dorset, Vermont, from Henry Holden in early 1987.
(The inn had been known previously as "The Wilson House" from around late 1871 until around 1920.)
Ozzie began renovating it in 1987; reopened it as “The Wilson House” in 1988; and completed major renovations in 1994.
Bonnie worked alongside her husband Ozzie for many years in renovating and maintaining The Wilson House until he passed away.
She then took over as the Managing Director of The Wilson House.
Bonnie told me that she wrote "this memoir"--"My Journey Toward Gratitude: The Vision and Renewal of the Bill W. House"--"to preserve Ozzie’s vision and document the early years."
Bonnie's book may be ordered from:
1. "Northshire (Bookstore) Manchester in Manchester Center, VT [ph. 802.362.2200; ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700];
2. The Wilson House, East Dorset, VT; and
3. If you know her, from Bonnie directly.
I have ordered my copy. What are you waiting for?
[Photo credit: The Wilson House of East Dorset (on Facebook).]
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Dick B.'s son Ken