I love being Southern.....and this may apply to non-Southerners, too....but it seems like there is a tradition that everyone in the South knows someone you know....or knows someone that knows them/grew up with them, etc!
This is the second day of a two day Annual Meeting I am attending here in town, and I was seated next to the cutest lady yesterday. Somehow our conversation got around to South Carolina, and I told her my mother was from Greenville. I mentioned the family's last name...and she said, "Do you know anyone in that family named Betty?" I replied that Betty was my mother.....and the conversation just took off. Seems that her husband was in school with Miss Betty and her sisters.....and I got to spend time talking with him tonight at our cocktail party at the Jefferson Hotel. It was "old home week" with someone I had never met before. I just love it when that happens!!!
If you are ever in Richmond, you must check out The Jefferson Hotel.
Stay there if you can, and if not, have Sunday brunch or cocktails. The Jefferson is owned by a acquaintance of ours and his business partner. They also own The Sanctuary at Kiawah......and their motto is, "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right." Their hotels are a testament to that!
Our group's cocktail party was in the Jefferson's Rotunda..... Here's a picture from their website.... It's always so much fun walking down that staircase...You feel so grand!!
More meetings today... Fun!