Yes, We CAN All Just Get Along!

October/November is a time for debates and differences. Whether it is which baseball team you want to win the World Series or which side of the political fence you sit on, there is always someone to debate your views with. At the inn this weekend it seemed as if there was every side of the fence to debate your views with.

First off, this weekend determined which teams would go into battle with each other in the World Series. Being in NY there seemed to be many Yankee fans. All of which would come into breakfast Saturday morning without their pennants waving in the air. But I was surprised at the tone of some of these people. "It is nice for Texas. They've never won a post season series." Huh?? And then the other fans at the inn, the Phillies fans, solemnly entered the breakfast room on Sunday morning; but they too had a similar thought of sharing the World Series love. One couple was even wearing opposing sweatshirts - (wife) Phillies/(husband) Yankees.

The other major debate this time of year is the mid-term elections. Getting closer to November 2nd, it seems as if every commercial on TV is a negative campaign ad. So it was not surprising when politics came up at breakfast. But surprisingly, a liberal, a republican, a democrat and two conservatives can sit at one table and have a very serious, very calm discussion for 1 1/2 hours and not one voice is raised. With every mention of Bill O'Reilly or Christine O'Donnell, I was just sure that something would get heated. But no! To my shock everyone seemed to enjoy the conversation. The conservative couple even commented when they left, "We want to find out when that other group is coming back. We really enjoyed talking with them." What? Really? Phew! I let out the breath I was holding all morning!

How could this be? Did George put something "funny" in the coffee? We've had more heated discussions in the past about who's going to win Dancing With The Stars. With our last weekend of the season rapidly approaching, it was nice to see so many guests enjoying one another. Now if I could just figure out that perfect harmonious concoction of breakfast items, I could send a basket of them to Washington.
6 Responses
  1. Jean Says:

    It must be the waffles -- they put a smile on your face and love in your heart, aside from being deeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious.

  2. HA! Those secret ingredients!!! Jean, We missed you this weekend! Did you recognize anyone in the post?? Perhaps a certain Liberal :)!??

  3. Jean Says:

    Oh yes, just was too chicken to mention any names!!! We missed you too. I can't wait to speak to M and get the details!!

  4. Mtlodge1 Says:

    This is "M" reporting in. Thank you so much dear Tina for acknowledging my diplomacy. I think you know that I am usually more vocal in my political views but you and George bring out the best in me. As always, leaving was the hardest thing we had to do. We can't wait to come back -

  5. Our Dear Miss "M", I do find that what you have is a "gift". Being able to discuss (not argue) topics with people of different views than yourself and have them ENJOY it, is amazing. We LOVED having you guys up here and look forward to seeing you again soon!!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Dear Tina I think the secret ingredients are you & George. How could anyone raise their voice at breakfast at the Meadowlark Inn? Just not possible with all the warm fuzzy feelings in the air. Everyone feels welcome & at home. We did miss you Jean. I can't wait to come back.