Part of being an innkeeper is when you open your home to all, you are privileged to meet wonderful folks you would normally not get the chance to meet. That was so true this past week.
On Monday, June 10th we had the honor of hosting the six “Gosselin Girls” here at the Walnut Street Inn. The house came alive from the moment they arrived and stayed that way until their parting goodbyes. They came to breakfast on Tuesday, all with mustaches! (I hear they wore them to dinner the night before.) I asked if they would send me a picture for our facebook page and they said they would. I enjoyed them throughly and found every excuse to sit and talk with them on the back porch.
After they left, I got the picture seen here and a nice note from them telling me that they enjoyed their stay, but with the sad note that one of the sisters, Christi, (seen here second from the left) had passed away the Friday after their stay.
What a blow to this wonderful family! We would like to send our heartfelt condolences and prayers, and take this moment to honor Christi with this memorial tribute on our facebook page and our blog.
Life is short, and grief is heavy, but we pray the love of this family will heal the loss. We were lucky to have Christi and all the “Gosselin Girls” cross our path.
Shown in the picture, from left to right; Deb Gasper, Christi Beistline, Kathryn Gosselin, Kathy Gale, Cheryl Fryberger, and Laurie Cabot.
Gary at Walnut Street Inn
900 E Walnut Street Springfield, MO 65806