Our First Honorary Sleuth: Mildred A. Wirt Benson
On March 23rd, 2001, The Sleuths met with Mildred Benson at the Toledo Blade where she
a weekly column. She was gracious and fun! We were thrilled to be able to have our
treasures signed and to ask
her questions about Nancy Drew and her writing career.
To learn more about this fascinating author of 23 of the original Nancy Drew Mystery
Stories, visit the
Mildred A. Wirt Benson Website
Mildred was our first Honorary Sleuth Award recipient and the award was presented to her around her 96th
birthday as shown in the
photo above, in July 2001. Shown in the thumbnails below is the card that the
Nancy Drew Sleuths created. (Sorry for the fuzziness--the pictures did not turn out as planned.)
You can see the card in the photo above a little more clearly.
Thank you to Sleuth Rick for delivering the award!
Several Sleuth members visited Mildred at the Toledo Blade:
| Sleuth Rick
| Sleuth Deb
In December 2000, Sleuth Rick presented Mildred with a Holiday scrapbook put together by the Nancy Drew Sleuths.
View the Mildred Benson Holiday Scrapbook.
As always, if you are a Sleuth member, and would like to nominate someone for an Honorary Sleuth Award
e-mail us here.
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