Monday, February 21, 2011

Enchanting Unique Valentine Tea

Group enjoyed enchanted afternoon at Longing For Home

On Friday, Feb 11, Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast, 1017 Lee St, Rogersville, was the site of a fun pre-Valentine’s Day “tea party” for a group from Merrill Gardens at Florence, a retirement and assisted living facility.

The event included special refreshments, served in the breakfast room, which has huge windows overlooking a deck, pool and grounds.

For entertainment, we danced selections from “The Nutcracker Ballet,” which as members of the North Alabama Dance Club we, along with four other couples, presented at University of North Alabama (UNA) during the Christmas season.  It was an elegant routine which we performed on the deck while the ensemble from Merrill Gardens watched through the breakfast room windows while they enjoyed their refreshments. Twin girls Katie and Lindsay Konig sang several songs. They also prepared and helped serve refreshments.  These young ladies, along with their father, perform bluegrass and traditional folk music as a trio.  Their parents are Carroll and Connie Konig of the Grassy community.

This was our second year to host an outing for Merrill Gardens residents and we plan on continuing this tradition.  After a long cold winter, it’s just a great time to share our home with these folks. My mother, Betty Hinkle, has resided at Merrill Gardens for three years.

Those making the trip were:  Mary Donna Ott, director of activities, Sibyl Marks, Charline Megar, George Megar, Lola Aune, Virginia Hill, Emanola Foxx, Dee Everett, Frances Smith, Lois Rhodes, Captola Carson, Betty Hinkle and Jerri Berryman.

Have a blessed Day.
Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

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