Monday, April 14, 2008

Gene Stratton Porter

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.

Mainstage Players

Just a thought on the high school production this week. My congratulations to John Curtis and his Mainstage Players for an outstanding job with The Hunchback of Notre Dame. There were more than 53 in the cast including some elementary students. My theatre attempts at Hamilton are so much smaller. We do not have such a wonderful auditorium including lights, sound etc. Although we do have fun and lots of help. It is great to know the arts not only is surviving but is blooming!

Lou Ann

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.