I’ll have some more Blessing, please

Curtis and I stepped a few decades back in time today when we stopped by the Hotel Blessing in Blessing, TX.  I love old places, especially old places that aren’t fancy but down-home.  This place fit the bill perfectly!

We had fun ambling down the hall from the main entrance to the Coffee Shop (our main reason for dropping by).  The overnight accomodations seem to be a throwback to the threadbare ’30s …

… and there are an awful lot of deer heads sticking out of walls.

You thought I was exaggerating again, didn’t you?

But the Coffee Shop was well worth the trip!  Not because the food was like nothing I’d ever had before, but because it was like gathering at grandma’s for a big family dinner.

Meals are served buffet-style on the stove …

… with desserts waiting at the end of the line.

I wanted to take photos of the variety of customers there — hard-working farmers in semi-grimy jeans and shirts, polite ladies visiting quietly together, a man and his son in matching workclothes, and the man and woman who later joined that table with about 10 little kids — but I didn’t want to be too much of a nuisance.  Fortunately Curtis loves getting his picture taken.

We tried to make some sense out of all the stuff surrounding the cash register as we paid our bill … 

… then headed out to take one last look around before making our way back home.

This place has stood the test of time for more than 100 years.

It’s a landmark I’m glad to have finally visited.

I do believe I will return for another helping of Blessing someday soon.

 Give away your life;

you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back — given back with bonus and blessing.

Giving, not getting is the way.  Generosity begets generosity.

Luke 6:38 MESSAGE

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