Friday, November 25, 2011

Ardith's Jottings:

Quote for Chilly Days:

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy marshmallows, which are kinda the same thing.


I just heard of a B&B in Blowing Rock, NC called Gideon Ridge Inn.  The views shown on the website look fabulous!  The Inn  sits on property that belonged to Moses H. Cone, a North Carolina textile magnate. Cone married Bertha Lindau, who transferred the property to her sisters.  A nephew in Boston built  the house with rock quarried from Grandfather Mountain.  He used it as his summer residence.  The parents of the current owners bought the property in 1984.  The food is tasty.  Other eateries are available in downtown Blowing Rock.  Visit Cone's original manor house and browse the offerings by local artisans. This is a quiet, tranquil get away spot.

Closer to home is the annual Open House at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines.  The event which runs from November 30th to December 3rd is entering its 3rd decade.  All  23 rooms of the Georgian style mansion will be decorated for Christmas by area garden clubs and designers.  The house built by renown architect, Aymar Embury II, in 1922 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The funds raised by this event are used to support  the house.  A wide range of activities are offered.  Ticket prices range from $60 per person for a Gala Preview Party to $10 prepurchased house tour tickets December 1-3, 2011.  Information is available at 910-692-6261 or by emailing

Several of us are going on Friday Dec 2.  We are meeting at Sears parkinglot at Northgate Mall.
Thought we would pack into a couple of cars and go as a group.  Eat lunch in Southern Pines.
Call Marcia in Heritage GC for details.

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