But I have other news. There has been a shake up at Grapevine, and you will be glad to hear that Bonnie, our so popular reservationist, is back at her desk. She received so many joyous e-mails on the news of her return that I thought I would publish some of them here:
“Well it is about time, I missed you being there so much. Now it is my turn to say welcome home! Most sincerely, Kerin”
“Welcome back!!! Can’t wait to see you in April..” John & Margie
“What wonderful news!! The front desk has been pitiful ever since you left. We already have our October reservations. So welcome back and I’ll try and stay away from the Hawks.”
“Hi Bonnie, Yippie, she’s back again !! That’s the best news I heard this year. You belong here like Danny. I’m so glad to see you in June. Take good care of you!” Gabi
“That is very good news, you just cannot stay away from the cow pokes and Wranglers. Well we are already booked for next year, so we will see you for sure. For now you and Danny have a wonderful Christmas and celebrate the coming of New Year.” Love Mariana and Milos.
“Bonnie! That is about the best news I have received or heard regarding Grapevine in a looong time! Congrats and I am really looking forward to having you there again. That will do wonders for the spirit!” Rudi
“Dear Bonnie, How nice for you to be going back to the ranch, I envy you! I could do with a couple of weeks there but not just yet, still who knows I might find some time and money and get there. I have been out of touch for too long. So glad you’re going back, maybe it’s time I did too.” Nigel
Hi Bonnie, JUCHUH and HOW WONDERFUL. You are right my dear that makes us happy. That is really good news. We wish you a good start next week and are happy to see you latest on October 6 next year. Keep on rockin’ my dear and much love also to Danny.”
Conny & Wolfgang
At the same time, there are several people who are no longer with us – you can check that out on the staff page, as there’s no point in going into details here.
And, even though I don’t think he will read this blog, I want to thank a long time guest and friend, Hubie, who sent me a fabulous black-lead glass vase inscribed for my 25th anniversary at the ranch. Such a wonderful thought – it will always hold place of honor in my heart and at the ranch! Thanks, Hubie! (Gerry used to call Hubie “High Pockets” – as he’s very tall – so some of you reading this will have no doubt as to his identity.)
So keep on shopping – the economy thanks you! and if we don’t chat again, have a great Christmas!