John J. Trause
So Rest Relax
Sorry I missed breakfast. Was so rest relax…
Female Japanese guest’s
inscription in the guest book
In the Pomeroy Room of Hollycroft on
Lake Como at the Jersey shore in winter,
I noted the ivy motif of the room,
newly renovated, and read the guest book.
Almost all the prior guests remarked on the
“great breakfast”, “special touches”, “unusual
tranquility” of this frilly B&B.
I too made a contribution in the book:
“Many others have remarked on the special
touches, but I will be the only one brave
enough to name my favorite. I so love
the way the end of the toilet paper is
“folded into a perfect arrow shape to
correspond with the way the face cloths are all
arranged over the towels”. I included
a hand-drawn diagram. They will think you are
a serial killer, exclaimed the TV
comedienne staying in the room down the
hall with whom I stayed up late the night before,
laughing, while the other writers were asleep.
NOTE: Inspired by a writers retreat with Sensations Magazine at Lake Como, New Jersey, January 31 – February 1, 1997.