Sunday, March 17, 2013

the “PINES”

I just feel the need to reminisce… and to share more old pictures of the Pines as we all called the Whispering Pines locally. Most of these shots have been archived by Kirk Mariner, some  are old postcards… whisp pines Kirk Mariner paper

   whisp brochure whisp cottage km Whisp Pines old kirk   Whisp pines old motel KMwhisp pines oldWhispering Pines cardwhisp lobby km  whisp P din. rm KM and this is where I learned to love camellias, especially Pink Perfection.DSCN1232 And that began my love of landscaping. I wonder what those old bushes look like today. I wonder if I could get back in there and take some cuttings…….

And the “NEW” part added after the Russell’s sold it. This shoddy workmanship lasted about 10 years before it just rotted in place. It took 50 years for the original buildings to get this bad… 50 years and some hungry termites!

Whisp new part Jay Diem 

And what is left……. the old concrete blocks…

Whisp Pines fire Malissa WattersonWhisp Pines burned

In answer to a few questions I have received, the Pines is about 3 miles from my house. It was an old friend, our 2nd dining room, I can still name the waitresses, and am still friends with one of them!

4 comments:

Sissy said...

If I were you, I would try to get some cuttings. It will help you to have a memento of your good memories of Whispering Pines. Seeing the ruins is heartbreaking, I'm certain but the shoddy workmanship was a strong testament to the builders of the addition. Just proves "truth always outs". By the way, my camellias made it through the winter (although it wasn't a fierce one)I will put them in the ground soon. Thank you again for them, possum. Gosh, they sure do grow slow and I think I will never live long enough to see blooms. Spring has arrived here!!! I'm so happy it has.

Snowbrush said...

Oh, how sad. I'm so sorry.

ancient one said...

I hate when wonderful landmarks are destroyed...

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for adding more info on the Pines. While I was not here to see it in its glory days, it was interesting to see how nice it once looked.