By Mike Hiestand, Houstory Founder/President
So I’m filling in this month as my brother Dan takes a well-earned summer break from the Herd.
[Shameless Promotion: So is snapping a few pics with your smart phone and spending 15 minutes with your dad while he tells you the story of that interesting knick-knack that has sat on his shelf for as long as you can remember. It’s a part of his life and he’s around to tell you about it now. (Do it. Just do it!. We’ll even give you a free registration to get you started.) That is all.]
As substitute editor, however, I thought I would take a break from Dan’s healthy and important DeathTalk to do a little celebrating.
Yes, Houstory officially turned 8 years old in June. Unofficially, we’re closer to 9 years old as the company was actually “born” the night of October 29, 2006. (In my my hot tub. Keep reading for details….)
It has been quite the ride. Quite the ride indeed. Marked, most recently, with my hand-delivering one of our Premier Home History books – one of just a handful handcrafted by the oldest custom bindery in America — to The Playboy Mansion, one of most famous homes on the planet.
But I’m getting ahead of myself…. Let’s start from the very beginning. It’s a very fine place to start.