Saturday, November 12, 2011
"Murder and Mayhem" - at breakfast?
"He killed my Uncle John."
Before his departure this morning, one of our young guests glanced into our gift case and suddenly pointed at the book saying "That was my great-grandfather." Already sensing his response, Mary asked who, and Aaron said "Percy Haines!", to which Mary said quietly "He killed my Uncle John".
Needless to say the departure was delayed and it was a matter of moments before Aaron and Mary were poring over old clippings from the Sentinel and other newspapers, as Mary told Aaron of the happenings that sad day in 1955. And Aaron responded with his family's views about Percy Haines.
Breakfast here at the Carlisle House is always interesting, and never more so than when the guest coincidences are as close to home as this one!