Sunday, May 17, 2009

Some Things Never Change

(Well Maybe Just a Little)

LBeau and I are in Annapolis for our son’s graduation from the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College.  On the way up we stopped off in Accomac, Virginia, on the Eastern Shore for a visit with my cousin Mary and her husband Ron.

Mary and Ron live in the old Accomac Hotel, which was built in 1922.  In 1990 I took my three boys to Virginia, and we spent a couple of nights in Accomac with Mary and Ron.  It was June, and the Chicago Bulls were playing the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs.  The boys wanted to watch the game.  Mary and Ron didn’t have a TV.

Not all was lost, however.  Being the handy guy that he is, Ron dug an old black and white television out from somewhere, fixed the wiring, and with the help of some rabbit ears, the boys got to watch the game.  The thing that they remember most, however, was not who won the game but that Ron didn’t know who Michael Jordan was.

Flash forward to 2009.  When we arrived in Accomac at the hotel, I told LBeau that it didn’t look like much had changed.  Mary had added some flower beds, but from the outside the old hotel looked pretty much the same.  Until we walked in the back door, that is.

Virginia-Maryland 044Mary had reminded me in an email early in the week that I should keep in mind that the hotel was a work in progress.  Well, progress has been made in the form of DirecTV and a 54” flat screen televison.  The boys would be pleased, and I’ll have more about our visit in a later post.

Pic_for_Body_of_Blog3 In the meanwhile, head on over to Susan’s place at Between Naps on the Porch for more Metamorphosis Monday.

20 comments:

momma said...

i hope you have a nice trip! i love that storage unit (or whatever the name would be) for the tv!!

Kammy said...

Cute post ! TV's have so changed..we still have a 35 inch tuber..it is so huge ! It still works and we can't buy a flat screen until the old one doesn't work.....lol... I love the new flat screens, my 20 yr old son has one and they weight next to nothing, very cool !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Domestic Designer said...

I hope you have a great trip!

Brittany Tucker said...

I love your header photo. Wow someone who didn't know who MJ was. WOW!

susan said...

Would love to know more about this hotel--are they in the whole thing, an apt. or condo? Would love to see pictures. Congratulations on your son's graduation!!!! I know you are proud.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Congrats to your son, and to the proud Mama and Daddy!

That hotel sounds interesting. Cute story!

Tonja said...

Congratulations on the graduation! I know he is ready to be finished! Enjoy your time together!

Living in a hotel...how fun!

maidenshade said...

Congratulations and have a wonderful trip. Nice post - so great to get to know you better.

For my part, I'm finishing 2 tissue cozies today and shipping one out that I sold. Then it's on to upgrading my DeStash site, re-writing my Faerie Tales and on and on. Yep, I do love to be productive. Talk to you soon, Have a great week,

xJ
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Lou Cinda said...

Kathy: Congratulations on your son's graduation! That is an awesome accomplishment and I know how proud you must be!

Thank you for your comment and support regarding "the wreck". I am still in recovery mode, but all will be well. I insist!!

Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Love to be able to hide the TV!

Bo said...

Hi...congratulations to your son on his graduation! Fun post to read about the evolution of TV in your cousin's house...we have to have technology it seems whether we want it or not...LOL
Have a safe trip! ;-) Bo

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Not just tv but it looks like cable too. Great to be able to catch up with the news.

kimmcl said...

What a cute story! Thanks for sharing!! Kim

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Who's Michael Jordan? Just kidding! Funny story. I'll bet it was a shock to see such a huge TV.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That armoire that houses their t.v. looks great! Hope you're having a wonderful trip! Congratulations to the graduate. laurie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great trip! Has your grandbaby come yet?

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Have a wondeful trip. COngratulations, friend!

xinex said...

Advancement in technology is quite amazing and is everywhere, isn't it, Kathy? Congrats to the new gradute!...Christine

Sares said...

This has to be inspired by the MEN of the hotel. All of them seem to have a love affair with flat screens going on, the bigger the better! I don't know why this is, boys and their toys I guess. Can't wait to hear more about your trip and have a great Tuesday!

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