Before we ever met Lowell and Faye this morning at the Chippewa, they had walked down to the Windermere Hotel to meet Margaret Doud, the Mayor of Mackinac Island. It was Margaret’s grandmother Lowell worked with at the Arch Rock Curio Shop. I’m sure when Lowell writes this story in his own words, there will be a photo taken with Mayor Doud!
By the time you read this tonight Lowell and Faye will be back home, hopefully unpacked and settled back into their comfortable home in the country outside Olivet, MI. I know they are tired, and I know it will be a few days before Lowell will begin to sort through his notes and begin to write his own story of their journey. We will wait patiently, because we know it’s going to be a gem.
As for Ted and I, we feel as though we’ve been visited by members of our family. What a wonderful couple these two are – married 52 years and as solid in their love for each other as they are in their faith. What a joy it has been to visit with them and show them the Mackinac Island they love.
Many, many thanks again to The Chippewa Hotel (special thanks to the Benser and Nephew families and Brian Bailey), The Grand Hotel (special thanks to the Musser family, Jennifer King and Ben Mosley), Shepler’s Ferry (special thanks to Misty Martinchek), and Carriage Tours (special thanks to Dr. Bill Chambers and Mike and Denise Beaudoin). A special thanks also to Jill Sawatzki, who helped in too many ways to count.
And a final note to Faye and Lowell: No matter where the Horton may be – on Mackinac Island, in Georgia, or maybe one day in Florida – our door will always swing happily open to the Greene’s. Love y’all!