Monday, August 31, 2009

I Wish The Hometime Folks Would Come Work On My House

Earlier this month, Liz B. of A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy did a post on the Betsy-Tacy books. Quite honestly, that is only a name to me.

This past weekend, a family member asked if I'd heard of the Betsy-Tacy books because the episode of Hometime that he was watching involved renovating a Betsy-Tacy House. Whatever that was.

It turns out that the Betsy-Tacy Society owns two Betsy-Tacy houses. Betsy's house is the childhood home of Maud Hart Lovelace, the author of the Betsy-Tacy books. Tacy's House is the childhood home of Lovelace's friend, Frances Vivian Kenney, who was the inspiration for Tacy.

If any home improvement shows are looking for an author's home to renovate, I'd like to point out that I could really use a new kitchen. My office is a sty, too.


Anonymous said...

Do you think they'd risk working on a house that doesn't have any Betsy-Tacy on its shelves?! You'd better go to the library asap. . .

Gail Gauthier said...

Well, the Will and Robby stories were set here, so I was hoping that would be the draw. But there were only two of those books. Maybe you have to have a longer "series" to attract a home improvement show. And maybe the books need to be in print. I don't know.