We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I look forward to returning again. The hospitality and food are both superb! The room has been a joy and we will miss it. Theresa and David, AL
Legend of the Forget-me-not
It is said that during the Middle Ages, a Brave Knight was walking with his Lady Love on the banks of the Danube. She noticed some beautiful blue flowers growing down the bank beside the river, so he climbed down to pick them for her. As he was picking, a flash flood suddenly roared down the river and swept him away. Before disappearing into the foamy stream, he tossed the bouquet to his love with the three immortal words, "Forget me not!" Ever since, this lovely blue flower has been a symbol of loved ones who are now gone but never forgotten.
Forget-me-not Bed and Breakfast was built in 1894 by Severin Prag. He was a local tailor who was doing quite well in bustling St. Louis. This Victorian home is a prime example of the decorative elements that became more affordable to the middle class as a result of the Industrial revolution. Fancy woodwork and other decorations no longer had to be done by hand allowing them to be in reach for the rising middle class. The Prags had 7 children, 3 of whom never married and 2 of them lived here until the 1980s.
The current owners, Chuck and Magretta Yokota, bought the home in 2006. For over two years Magretta had passed this house on the way to work and was drawn to it. Finally the house came on the market, and as soon as they entered the front door their fate was sealed and the home had to become their's. Magretta now calls this their major recycling project!
From the beginning the Yokota's desired to make their home a place of hospitality and caring. Forget-me-not has been the site for many parties from informal spur of the moment card parties to sit down dinners for twenty-four.
Their friends kept suggesting that this was the perfect home for a bed and breakfast so in late 2009 the process began to share this wonderful home with others as a bed and breakfast.
Forget-me-not Bed and Breakfast
2712 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63118