When I was young, I always dreamed of having my home in a magazine. I would turn through the pages of various magazines and think,someday I will have my house in one of these magazines. Well,it looks like I am going to finally get it done. Last October, the people from Victorian Homes Magazine ,came and spent several days and nights taking pictures. When they called to make the appointment, after I fell out of my chair, they asked if we had a Hotel. well, we don't. So I offered them a room at my house. they took me up on it, and I went into a tale spin. I called every body I knew who could sweep, dust and mop, to come help. I had only 2 weeks to prepare. I did yard work in the day light and hit the inside at night. Then I had to get 2 beds ready and the bath rooms. The last day I was stealing flowers all over town, not a lot to pick from in middle of October. I rather have garden flowers than flower shop flowers. I made a pie ,home made bread and cooked a turkey. You think I over re-acted. Well we had fun, was a lot of work. Long days, but early nights, as they liked to use natural light. So in the evening ,we would set on my screen porch and eat pie, drink wine and watch the Mississippi River go by.
They will not tell me when I will appear. They said they would give me heads up about one month ahead of print. They usually do 6 months in advance, so I figure the first time it could appear would be summer. I am so excited. I could just bust. I will let every one know as soon as I can. Imagine me, a little farm boy from Missouri, with his house, in a national Magazine. I just got my lastest copy and that is why I thought I would share this with you.