Change of faces at the 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage HousePosted by admin on June 27, 2013
For those of you who have stayed with us over the years, you probably met the manager of our bed and breakfast inn, Shirley. Shirley retired last October after working at the Inn for the last five years. She did everything necessary to run the Inn and keep guests happy three weeks out of the month for eight months of the year.
We were sorry to see her leave but understood her need to want time to relax with her family instead of working seven days a week!!!!! What’s not to love, right? She has come back to work twice this year to give Bob and I some rest from a full time job.
Since we became spoiled while she was here, we found ourselves dismayed with working seven days a week for the rest of our tenure here. We weren’t sure what we wanted to do about staffing; but I guess if you whine enough people start to listen!!! Tom, our youngest son, worked at an FBO at the airport in Savannah, Georgia. He has been waiting for the aviation field to open up since getting his pilot’s license at seventeen and attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
He doesn’t see much flying in his near future so he offered to come up and help us run the Inn! Now I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but we moved slowly on this decision. He took a month family leave time from the FBO in December. All his people skills from the airport days, easily transferred to a new environment. He was seriously looking for a change in his life and wants to help his parents out.
He arrived here June 20th with a lot of his belongings but has to return to Savannah once more for the rest of his things. He will be living in Shirley’s former area which means we will not be under each other’s feet.
Like his dad, Tom loves to cook and is considering taking some cooking classes at AB Tech. To keep the jet fuel in his blood, he will most likely be doing some flight instruction with students wanting to learn to fly. Like cooking from his father, he gets his teaching skills from his mother.
I’m sure our young guests will enjoy a young staff member and our seasoned travelers and return guests will enjoy getting to know our newest member….our son.