The Fall of The Southern Elite

The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. was the playground of the old Planter Class in the Old South, going all the way back to Robert E. Lee. The NYT travel section describes how it has fallen on hard times, just as the Old White Elite in the South is not quite what it once was. The Greenbrier's aristocratic visitors, waited upon hand and foot by liveried Negro waiters, were never that popular with the poor boys who actually lived in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. One of them was my father.