The melancholy possibility of having to "kill time" (especially for those who did not care for whist or solitaire) was a vision that haunted her as the specter of the unemployed haunts the philanthropist.
In New York, for many years past, every new movement, philanthropic, municipal or artistic, had taken account of his opinion and wanted his name.
It was in the library that he and May had always discussed the future of the children: the studies of Dallas and his young brother Bill, Mary’s incurable indifference to "accomplishments," and passion for sport and philanthropy, and the vague leanings toward "art" which had finally landed the restless and curious Dallas in the office of a rising New York architect.
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Her primary interests are family and philanthropy.
She is a philanthropist who wants to assure every child has easy access to the Internet.