Message from the Regional Coordinator, Stephenee Borelli

Dear Janeites,

Well, it looks like our temperate weather is behind us and we can look forward to warm nights and hot days ahead. I wilt in the heat; but the tomatoes love it. We Sacramentans endure what we must to grow our tomatoes. A sentiment which Jane herself might have appreciated. While staying at their brother Henry’s house, she wrote to Cassandra, “The garden is quite a love . . . I go and refresh myself every now and then, and then come back to solitary coolness.”

It was Jane’s love of the garden that inspired our members to sponsor a bench for North American Friends of Chawton House’s “Share a Bench with Jane” campaign. All of the benches have finally been installed. Our region’s bench is number 20, and is the “Walled Garden, Orchard” bench. Take a look at the view from its location and allow your imagination to transport you to the Chawton landscape.


Stephenee Borelli, Regional Coordinator, JASNA Greater Sacramento