Philip and I spent Saturday touring and visiting the home site of Gene Stratton Porter in Rome City, Indiana. It was a gray, rainy day and we were the only visitors. A draft horse plow event was to have been scheduled, but folks were worried that the horses would sink! It was, nonetheless, a great time and fun to have the place to ourselves. Of course I have been there many times, but it was nice to show it off a bit to Philip. She was an extraordinary woman. If you aren't familiar with her books, here are a few to start with: The Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, and Laddie.
Lou Ann Homan-Saylor lives in Angola, Indiana which is nestled in the hills of Northern Indiana and spends her summers on the wind swept island of Ocracoke. You can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, a teacher, a writer, an actress and a collector of front porch stories.