By Lanier Laney
Since this is both the month of “nightmarish” Halloween and The Annual Fall Tour of Homes, it reminded me of one of the best stories I have heard from past tours.
Seems that many, many years ago, one of the biggest historic homes on the Point was on the tour. Well, the story goes that one of the earliest visiting families on the tour had a kid who apparently left a big poop in the commode of the first bathroom you walked past in the hall, and did not flush it and left the lid up and the door to the bathroom open.
This was only discovered, much to the house hostesses’ horror, several hours later after nearly 400 people had filed past it (stifling gasps and snickers one would presume).
The next time the hostess had her house on the tour again, she decided to foil attempts by any would be ‘poopsters’ by floating a perfect camilla blossom in each toilet in the house. This was not only a success, but forever after she was known as “The Camellia Lady of Old Point.”
Words of advice for all you folks on the tour this year!
Something fun to do this coming Halloween weekend
The women of the Junior Service League sure know how to have fun and they always put on a great party! Last year’s Halloween Bash was such a hit they decided to do it again and invite everyone this year. (As long as you are in a costume!) The good news is they are getting The Real Hot Sauce Band from Charleston. Hot Sauce is known for keeping the crowd on the dance floor and keeping you moving to songs from the 80s, 90s and current (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Al Green, Joss Stone and many others).
The JSLB Halloween Bash will be Friday, October 28, and there will be a full bar from 8 p.m. until midnight, and snacks for just $30 tax deductible dollars as it all goes to some of our lovely local charities. Some super prizes will be awarded to the best costumes!
If you are still trying to figure out what to wear, why not check out Acme Costumes, just down the road at 2604 Highway 80 in Garden City, Ga. Rufus Trigg there will help set you up with a winning outfit. Again, the party is open to the public, but you must be 21 to enter. Tickets may be purchased from any active JSLB member or online at www.jslbeaufort.org.