MEHER MOUNT

9902 Sulphur Mountain Road
Ojai, CA 93023-9375

Phone: 805-640-0000
Email: info@mehermount.org

HOURS

Wednesday-Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

MANAGER/CARETAKERS

Buzz & Ginger Glasky

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sam Ervin, Preident
Ron Holsey, Vice President
Ursula Reinhart, Treasurer
Jim Whitson, Director
Richard Mannis, Director

OFFICERS

Margaret Magnus, Secretary

9902 Sulphur Mountain Rd
Ojai, CA, 93023
United States

(805) 640-0000

Story Blog

Anecdotes, activities and stories about Meher Mount - past, present and future.

The Heart Gate - Years Earlier

Elizabeth Arnold

This is a story about Meher Mount's then neighbor and well-known actor, Larry Hagman, and caretaker Agnes Baron. It was told to Elizabeth Arnold by John Bryson, a frequent visitor to Meher Mount in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

THE HEART GATE marks the entryway to Meher Mount. It was donated in November2003 by a long-time neighbor. (Leslie Bridger photo, 2010.)

By Elizabeth Arnold, Manager/Caretaker (2002-2005, 2006-2009)

NEIGHBOR DRIVES INTO NEW FENCE

John had just finished building a fence for Agnes near the main entrance to Meher Mount. He then saw a man accidentally drive into the fence knocking it down.

John completely lost his temper and ran as fast as he could to catch the man in the car. He yelled and screamed at the man. 

The man apologized, and said he would fix the fence. 

John said, “You also owe an apology to Agnes Baron, the elderly woman who owns this property, and I suggest you send her no less than flowers and a bottle of wine.”

BOUQUET OF FLOWERS & A BOTTLE OF WINE

When John Bryson saw Agnes later that day there was a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine on her table. 

Agnes said to John, “Do you know who that man is that you yelled at?  He’s Larry Hagman, and he is a good man. You should not have been so rude to him, screaming and telling him to send me flowers and wine.” 

But, John could see that Agnes was happy to receive the flowers and wine from Larry Hagman anyway.

GATE DONATED MANY YEARS LATER

It is interesting that many years later in 2003, Larry and Maj Hagman donated the entrance gate for Meher Mount.



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