Tuesday, July 18, 2006

If All The World......

Long ago and far away (so they say)...there were traveling gypsies and musicians and shoemakers and circuit riding preachers who came into town. Folks would trade bed and board for new shoes for their children...or tin pots..or some Bible reading by the fire.

Long ago and far away happened at our house last night. John Golden, musician, song-writer, performer "happen-chanced" on our doorway. He needed bed and board, and with clean sun-dried sheets on the bed in our tiny guestroom we welcomed him. Music and stories filled the evening hours.

Early this morning as the sun was rising and the world was waking up...we heard music drifting up the old staircase into our room. John was serenading us with sweet, rich music as he sang and played his guitar.

If only all in the world could start the day as we did. Sigh.

Lou Ann

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."


  1. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Now wait a minute...

    Careful readers of this blog will note that daughter-in-law Karen was last occupying a guest bedroom at Chez Village Craftsmen. Just how many "tiny guestrooms" do you folks have there?

    Frolicking on the beach, indeed!


    Actually, your latest entry reminded me of a fellow Pittsburgher and local piano tuner who told us some years ago that he regularly booked working vacations on Ocracoke.

  2. Anonymous9:39 PM

    I, too, have been serenaded by a lovely classical guitar while resting comfortably in bed. It was a long time ago while staying at a friends' home; the night before their wedding, actually. I had forgotten until I read your journal today. What a lovely memory both for you and for me. Judy