Wow. Our whole world can change from Valentine's Day to Valentine's Day, can't it? Very few of us realized, last Valentine's day, what was in store for the coming year. Which makes it even more important to appreciate the ones we love this year.
In this joyous season amidst a not-so-joyous year - and all the emotions all of us may be feeling right now - I find myself humming several of my favorite Christmas songs throughout the day.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. For one thing, it ushers in a season of warmth and joy and togetherness for families and friends. For another, it ushers in a day of fantastic food and happy spirits among all.
Ahhh, finally, it's Autumn! The summer heat is gone, and the constant search for shade is over. The air is fresher, crisper, clearer, and filled with soft autumn breezes and the promise of upcoming holidays and (hopefully!) warm family gatherings to celebrate them again.
Beautiful old American hotels speak to us. They speak with the echoes of earlier guests in earlier times, and, often, those earlier times saw great historical events. They speak with an Old-Time elegance and dedication to customer service sometimes not found in more-contemporary hotels.