Back in January I had posted about a series of videos that the Stratton Foundation was going to be posting (1 a month) about Gene Stratton-Porter and her homesites in Indiana. At that time I explained more in depth about who Gene Stratton-Porter was, but I haven’t done a good job following up with posts about the following videos. Today I’m going to share June’s posted video.
This month they talk again with Monica Meehan Berg, who actually remembers her grandmother, Gene’s daughter Jeanette Porter gives more family stories. Video 6 is called “June 2014: A Family Anecdote with Monica Meehan Berg.”
It was originally published on June 15, 2014 and the Stratton Foundation commented on the video:
“At the 150th Birthday Celebration Gene Stratton-Porter Gala, Monica Meehan Berg shares a sweet story from her past about Janet Holmes with Doug Stratton. Monica is overwhelmed with the excitement of soon meeting with Janet after 45 plus years. This anecdote was too good not to be made into an episode for the GS-P Series because even 150 years later, Gene Stratton-Porter is still bringing family together.”
Berg recommends this booklet:
MacLean, David G. Gene Stratton-Porter: A Short Biography and Collector’s Guide to First Editions (With Recent Auction Prices). Decauter, IN: Americana Books, 1987. ISBN 0917902041
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