June 22, 2000 |
Money talks here, but oh-so softly. Hidden behind tall hedges, in seafront villas at the end of long driveways, quietly live some of the nation's wealthiest families. Some names are found on discreet markers outside the gates. Those of other current and recent residents come straight from the pages of American history: Mellon, DuPont, Ford, Whitney, Field, Bush, Duke, Doubleday. Sure, there is new money here too.