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Monday, September 27, 2010

Veteran's Day Promotions, Free Veteran's Day Stuff

BED AND BREAKFASTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA HONOR U.S. MILITARY AND VETERANS WITH A 10 NOVEMBER 2010 VETERAN'S DAY PROMOTION

Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast in Rogersville, Alabama is taking part in a Veterans Day Promotion. “This is the best way for us to honor this country’s military members,” says Betty Maloney, owner of the Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast. “Not enough people realize what our servicemen and women face on a day to day basis in addition to those who have already put their lives on the line for our country and we are happy for them to stay with us as we celebrate Veterans Day.”  For additional information and reservations visit our website at www.longingforhome.com or call (256) 247-0261.

Hundreds of Bed and Breakfasts are providing free rooms on Wednesday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day, November 11, to honor men and women currently serving in the military, as well as those who have served their country in the past.  Over 200 inns in 39 states and Canada have donated rooms for this holiday promotion.

The program was started in 2009 by the West Virginia Bed And Breakfast Association.  “We just wanted to say thank you to the courageous men and women from our armed forces,” says Kathleen Panek, owner of the Gillum House in Shinnston, West Virginia and originator of the concept. “These are trying times for anyone serving or who has served and a good night’s rest is our way to say, thank you.”

Bed and breakfast inns are smaller hospitality businesses that offer a more personal touch than standard motels or hotels. All rooms have private bathrooms, comfortable beds, and beautifully decorated areas for relaxation or conversation. Known for their great breakfasts and personalized service, Bed and Breakfasts are a perfect way to enhance a getaway.

Reservations need to be made directly with the participating inn. A valid military or Veterans Administration ID will be required for each reservation.  Each participating Bed and Breakfast is making at least one room available on the night of November 10 and availability is limited to a first come first serve basis.

Thomas Shepherd Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia secured a domain name and created a web site to enable Veterans to locate a participating Bed and Breakfast. For more information on the promotion go to www.bnbsforvets.org.

Have a blessed Day. Bill and Betty Maloney Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast "A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life" *Taken from How To Be A Better Southerner, Carolyn Kent, Southern Renaissance Publishing, Nashville, TN.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New North Alabama Bed and Breakfast: Near by Sights to See

New North Alabama Bed and Breakfast: Near by Sights to See

Have a blessed Day.Bill and Betty MaloneyLonging For Home Bed and Breakfast"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life"

Near by Sights to See

During a stay at Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast, Rogersville, AL there are many sights to see.  The following are just a few within 30 minutes in and around Florence, AL.

W.C. Handy Home and Museum


W.C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues,” was born in a small log cabin in Florence on November 16, 1873. Handy became famous for his blues compositions such as "Memphis Blues" & "St. Louis Blues". He was also a musician, band conductor, and author. The museum houses a collection of memorabilia, musical instruments, personal papers and original sheet music. Handy's famous trumpet and his personal piano are just a few of the items on display. See http://www.wchandymusicfestival.org/.

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

620 West College Street

(256) 760-6434




Wilson Lock & Dam


Completed in the early 1920's, Wilson Dam was once used as a power supply center for munitions plants in World War l. The completion of the dam allowed a once un-navigable stretch of the Tennessee River, "Muscle Shoals", to become a major transportation resource for the Shoals Area. Later, Wilson Dam became the cornerstone of the Tennessee Valley Authority. See www.tva.gov/sites/wilson.htm.


Indian Mound & Museum


The Florence Indian Mound is the Tennessee Valley area's largest domiciliary mound. It is typical workmanship of the Indians who lived in this area before the Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Creeks. Early settlers found steps on one side of the mound, and discovered that it had been enclosed by an earthen wall. The museum contains Native American artifacts dating back over 10,000 years arranged in chronological order. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1028 South Court Street

(256) 760-6427


Pope’s Tavern Museum



At one time a stagecoach stop, tavern, and inn, Pope's Tavern is one of the oldest structures in Florence. It was used as a hospital for both Union and Confederate wounded during the Civil War. The museum houses artifacts and beautiful antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, Civil War artifacts and items of local history.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

203 Hermitage Drive

(256) 760-6439


The Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House



This home, designed and built in 1939-40, is the only structure in Alabama designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and is an example of his Usonian style.

Open for tours, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. See rightinalabama.com.

A National Historic Property. Completely restored in 2001.


Have a blessed Day. Bill and Betty Maloney Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast "A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"

*Taken from How To Be A Better Southerner, Carolyn Kent, Southern Renaissance Publishing, Nashville, TN.