Monday, October 31, 2011


Story was a bustling settlement from the years 1880-1929.  Never recovering from the Great Depression it lost half of its citizens from 1930-1940.
The entire town of Story in southern Indiana is now a Bed & Breakfast.  Beginning in 1978 and into the next decade, the 23 acres comprising the town were purchased  by a couple pursuing their dream of opening a B&B/Restaurant.   The houses and cottages and other historic buildings are now restored guest accommodations.  No TV's, radios, clocks, phones or wi-fi are available.  No development, just restoration. Talk about revisiting the past.

The Bean Blossom Covered Bridge

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Rest in peace.  And thank you for changing our lives and making so many things possible.

"That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
-- BusinessWeek interview, May 1998