Mona posing by her portrait by Sorin. She seems to look better in real life from this picture taken when the bloom of youth had not yet faded. When Evan knew her, she was in her sixties but looked twenty years younger. The ravages of time were kept at bay. She was a sweet-natured woman who let Evan's baby sitter take him to her house to inspect the many huge, exotic birds flying free. The sitter's father took care of the birds.