Just returned from the Excelsior House Hotel where the owners (the Jessie Allen WISE Garden Club< did you get the hint? Jessie Allen Wise was my great grandmother on my dad’s side>) held a beautiful anniversary tea. The table was set with tasty items from the Excelsior House Cookbook and each item was labeled with the page number from the Cookbook! We took our plates out into the courtyard and chatted beneath a portable pavilion set up for the occasion. Several of the ladies were in period costume and apparently had persuaded several gentlemen into period gear for the festivities. The day is sunny and warm; a perfect day for a tea party!
Work on the exterior of Wise Manor progresses. These guys are skilled, neat, and polite. I am truly blessed! Glenn is designing my dumb waiter; we are considering motorizing it! I vote YES!
Someone said a lovely thing to me earlier today at the tea when I was extolling the renovations of Wise Manor, “Wise Manor is a Jefferson gem!” I like that! I really, really LIKE THAT! This house makes me happy, and comments like that intoxicate me!
Thank you for all the lovely complements on the new web site. Holly is pleased that I am pleased; and I am pleased that you find the site interesting and beautiful! Thanks for your input; it is always welcome.