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Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Kitchen Update

The new Kitchen is now up and running - as is our reservation system!!  Our famous "More Than You Can Eat - Three-Course Breakfast" may be even a bit better -- ya' think??

Photos of the finished creation will be posted tomorrow but for now this are a few more of the work in progress.  And Yes, there is a bit of a pink hue about the place.

Explanation on the pink tomorrow.





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.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The New Kitchen!!!!!

The new Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast kitchen is nearing completion!!  We expect to re-open with the new kitchen up and running early next week.  Here is the work in progress.  A bit more paint - then hook up of appliances.  Then we will be ready to serve up our famous "three-course" breakfast.  When you have our breakfast you will not need lunch or dinner!!



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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Historic Walking Tour in Rogersville, Alabama

 Alert!!  Alert!!  

Old Downtown Rogersville
A December 1, 2012 candlelight tour of downtown Rogersville, Alabama is set for December 1, 2012.  This tour will highlight some of the oldest buildings in the area and will focus on buildings and events that have marked the history of this wonderful old town.  Tours to start with night fall on December 1, 2012 will be conducted by Dr. Bill Maloney, Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast.
Bill & Betty Maloney



Come be a part of this great event.  For additional information call  (256) 247-9449.

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.

Down For Kitchen Renovation

 If you have been looking for reservations via our online reservations you will have seen that we have been full up for the last week or so.  In reality we have been down for kitchen renovations.

What is that you say? I know you do not sleep in the kitchen but the cook (Mrs. Betty) does need it to prepare our famous three-course breakfast.

We are very happy to report that renovations are going well and that we should be taking reservations again just after Thanksgiving.

Just as demolition began
In the mean time here are a few photos of what we have "cooking" in the kitchen.

First, remember what the kitchen looked like?  The following photo is for the guys since they are most likely to say, "What Kitchen?" or "Better Bill and Me!"


As expected we had to take the Longing For Home kitchen down to bedrock so that the new and improved one could be built on solid ground.

More renovation photos will be posted within the next day or so.  Just want you to experience just a little of our pain.




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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012 - Please Remember!!

Just a short entry to remember those that have, are and will serve this country by stepping, willingly, into harms way to protect our way of life.  We again, this year, opened Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast to veterans and had a wonderful time!!

The following is from an email we recently received that put things in this busy world into better focus.


In 2007, I attended a West Point Founders Day dinner with my dad, Floyd Bowles '76, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.   My husband, Billy Lewis '02, was deployed to Afghanistan and I was enjoying an "adult" evening with my dad while my mom volunteered to watch my two young children.  After an hour or so of small talk, the buglers announced the start of the formal portion of the evening.  At the entryway into the dining hall, there was a table covered with a white cloth.  On top were the names and pictures of fellow graduates who had been killed in the War on Terror.  It was a poignant reminder of who we are as graduates of the United States Military Academy, and why we exist.  I quickly scanned the names and faces on the table, silently thanking these men and women for their sacrifice.  Then, one picture popped out at me.  One of my fellow I-3 mates had recently been killed in Iraq.  I was at a complete loss; it was shock.  I quietly walked to my table and pulled the emotions running through my heart back to a safe place so I could make it through the dinner.

Later that evening, I went to the West-Point.Org "Taps and Eulogy" page dedicated to my company mate.  I read through his Eulogies.  I found myself clicking on the names of all my classmates lost to the War on Terror.  I read through a lot of their Eulogies that evening too.  Brothers, sisters, moms, dads, soldiers, graduates, parents of graduates, old TAC officers, friends and countless others have visited and left comments on their West-Point.Org Eulogy pages.  I laughed.  I cried.  I remembered.


Every Veterans' Day and Memorial Day I find myself reading through the eulogies on the West-Point.Org website.  I never want to forget the sacrifice they made for our country, and I thoroughly appreciate the service West-Point.Org provides in keeping their memory alive.




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.