We have been very busy since the beginning of October ---- Blues Festival weekend, Katherine Fuller and Brad Thompson Wedding weekend, Teach for America Coffee House, and this weekend we had Razorback Football fans travelling to and from Oxford, MS going to the game. Next week is Tour da Delta and a high school reunion of Miller High School classmates. All of these events have brought in such a diverse group of people! We never have time to get bored!!!! Yesterday, I tried to carry out my "Annual Fall Burn" by setting fire to a huge pile of leaves, grass clippings, and tree limbs collected through the summer. It was a really slow burn and even with the rain today we still have a little smoldering going on. The seed trucks are busily travelling to and from the grain elevators that sit on the river so I know it is really fall. My father was in the cottonseed and soybean business so I spent a great portion of my young life watching trucks unload at the Buckeye Cotton Oil Mill. I love fall almost as much as I love spring! The world of Helena is in transition and things are looking good!
We have a new photograph of the Inn posted on this website. We are so proud of the new front steps and handrail! We continue to make improvements in the Inn too. Dana is working diligently to remodel one of the bathrooms on the third floor. By the end of this week, there will be a new tile job completed in the tub/shower area wrapping around behind the toilet and lavatory. We are removing the "Popcorn" ceilings throughout the third floor, stripping wallpaper, painting, and laying new flooring in the bathrooms. Ceitling fans will be installed in the third floor common area to help stir the air on these warm summer days. Slow and steady is our motto!!!! This is the perfect place for a family with young children to stay!!!! Check us out!
We will have missionaries from Little Rock, AR and North Carolina this month. These great folks will serve as volunteers in swim camps and day camps for the children and adults of Helena, Lakeview, and Elaine. Along with the missionaries, our daughter, Hailey and her two boys - Bryton and Cohen-- will visit for a couple of weeks. We always look forward to seeing our grandchildren! I have a blow up pool, a swing, and toys all ready for outdoor play. Perry and Porter will get to have playtime with some energetic boys too! We will post pictures of our adventures while they are here.