Washington Irving was named for the first president; nearby Irvington was named for him. Born in New York City, Irving gave America a great gift: its own literature with a legendary story truly grounded in American soil. The famous Headless Horseman, a Hessian soldier who lost his head in the Revolutionary War, lies in The Old Dutch Cemetery a mile up the road from here. Or does he? No one knows for sure but Irving, the man himself, is buried there along with a few family members.
redrorie I live in Tarrytown, the setting for my work in progress, a novel entitled WE KILLED ICHABOD. My love of Washington Irving led me to the lower Hudson Valley while my love for literature inspired me to obtain a doctorate from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My son is at college, the cat, including new kitten Robbie, a Scottish fold,are underfoot and Ichabod is on my mind.