I was standing in the street when I took this photo in the winter of 2004.
It wasn't long till a reporter from the local newspaper came calling. Over the past few years, we have had a number of articles written about our place: one when we were in the thick of our restoration, HERE,
This is the first photo I ever took of our soon-to-be house, as I stepped out of the car during our first real estate showing.
Two articles about the restoration of our barn, HERE and HERE,
The blog post where I detail the whole start-to-finish story about the barn is HERE.
One article about the history of our house when it was placed on the National Register, HERE.
The most recent article was one about my rose business that was published last April, HERE.
These articles were not the first time that I have had an article about me in the newspaper. In 1996, an innocent conversation with a newspaper reporter (who was a friend of a friend), led to an interview and an article that depicted my seasonal habit of rustling plants from old home sites that were scheduled to be demolished.
This is a rose I call "Tidewater Trail", a particularly nice hybrid china that I rustled as a cutting from a struggling rose at an abandoned house site.
My copy of this article was lost long ago, and 1996 predates the newspaper's own digital articles. Through the miracle of Google, I recently found a digital copy of this article in their newspaper archives. It was fun to read it again after all these years. Since I enjoyed it so much, and it was such a window into my personality at the time, I thought you might like to read it, too. HERE