In the mid-1960s, my then husband Mik Hamilton and I traveled around the world in an attempt to meet Meher Baba. On March 7, 1966, we met Him in Meherazad, India.
When we returned to the US, we lived in Santa Barbara, California – about a 50-minute drive from Meher Mount. We continued to correspond with Meher Baba. One topic of our letters was helping Agnes Baron at Meher Mount.
On a cold, foggy day in the winter of 1968-1969, Agnes asked me, Bobby Hazard, Rusty Bostwick, and Charles Christian to help her pull the pump out of the well so it could be repaired or replaced. Apparently it had stopped working, and no water was available at Meher Mount.
It was about 1965-1966 and Murshida Ivy Duce [of Sufism Reoriented and a follower of Avatar Meher Baba] had told a story about Agnes' plight in the mountains of Ojai with a non-functioning well on the property.
Agnes had to go daily to bring water up the mountain in buckets to the house from some place [a natural spring] down the mountain.