The newspaper article was written in 1977 when Margaret was age 90 and still lived in the house.
We heard from our guide that Margaret, Maggie, was Doc Grisso's third wife. His first wife died as did his second. Maggie had actually been attracted to Doc when they were kids back in Vidette, Arkansas. When he left that area, Maggie was only fourteen and unsuited (according to her parents) for marriage because of her age. Years later when she was older, she traveled to Seminole and went to work at the post office.
She came to Seminole to find him. It looks like it worked. I also enjoyed the stories about the gas stoves. She had carried all the wood she wanted. The contrast between growing up in the hills of the Ozarks and living in such a mansion in their life time is almost too hard to contemplate.
Back to the house. Let's go upstairs.
Four full bathrooms and three half-baths adjoin second floor bedrooms, with the master bedroom having its own sitting room, bath and dressing room.
|Master Bedroom sitting area|