Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Retirement Luncheon for Mrs. Jeanette Stacey

A Retirement Luncheon for Mrs. Jeanette Stacey was given by her co-workers of Powersouth Energy. In honor of her retirement, they came to Sweet Gum Bottom for a luncheon.

Afterwards, they had a special time of thanks and words of wisdom were given concerning retirement. Laughter was abundant!

Thanks to Powersouth and Mrs. Stacey for choosing us to host their special event!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Bank of Red Level enjoyed a Christmas dinner at Sweet Gum Bottom

The Bank of Red Level enjoyed their Christmas dinner at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. We are excited about our guests that continue to come year after year!

This year (as usual) they chose rib eye steaks, baked potatoes, rolls and bread pudding. The different item was Shrimp and lobster bisque. Yum!

Thank you Mrs. Lindel Foshee for reserving your dinner with us. You all are a pleasure to serve and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Sunday, December 20, 2009

40th Birthday Party for Cecelia Heyers

We hosted a surprise 40th Birthday Party for Cecelia Heyers. Her husband planned all of the details without her knowing a thing about it. She thought she was going to have a relaxing weekend away for her birthday, and she did... but with a little surprise.

After breakfast, they left for a little shopping in Andalusia. They were going to return for their bags after lunch. While they were away, friends and family arrived to decorated the reception center. As soon as everything was prepared we gave him a call to return to pick up their things.

Chuck, her husband and planner of the event, stopped at the reception center to pay for the overnight stay. As soon as they came through the door everyone sang 'Happy Birthday" to Cecelia. She was so shocked! She did not have a clue as to what was going on.

After lots of hugs and laughter they enjoyed a meal prepared by Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. Following was a birthday cake cutting and gifts. She was thrilled about it all!

Thanks Chuck for choosing Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast for your wife"s first birthday party in her whole life! It was fantastic!
Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Andalusia Manor's Christmas Luncheon

Andalusia Manor's Christmas Luncheon was held at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast on Dec.10th. Everyone arrived around 11:00, complete with gifts to exchange. After lunch they gathered around the Christmas tree to play a game of gift giving. Laughter was abounding! It is good to see people enjoying themselves and having a good time!

That evening Sav-a-life held a Christmas reception for their volunteers and counselors. Mrs. Diane Gray did a wonderful job as hostess along with some good helpers! Thank you Ms. Diane!

Merry Christmas!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The hatless hunnies of the Red Hat Club

Elba's Hatless Hunnies of the Red Hat club joined us at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast for a Christmas lunch. They had so much fun and with such, we did too! When they were finishing their meal and beginning dessert, I chose a funny reading from Rebel Covan's book "I know why the Manatee Swims Naked, I've Shopped for a Bathing Suit too!". We laughed until we couldn't laugh anymore. I didn't know whether to bill them for the meal or the entertainment. It was both great!!!

Thank you to Marsha Ogg and her sister, JoAnn Cannon, Mrs. Williams (from the Christmas tree farm) and all of the Hatless Hunnies for coming to Sweet Gum Bottom! It was a special treat for us~

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A 50th Anniversary for Dan and Marlene McLaren

Thanksgiving was not the only thing being celebrated by Dan and Marlene McLaren. It was also their 50th anniversary. Their children and family planned for them a renewal of their vows in the garden of their Red Level home. It was a sweet ceremony with close friends and family.




Following the outdoor ceremony, the couple chose Sweet Gum Bottom Reception Center for their dinner reception. As soon as everyone arrived, they thanked their guests for joining them on this very special occasion. A dinner buffet was catered by Sweet Gum Bottom. The menu consisted of stuffed, pork tenderloin, SGB greenbeans, butterbeans, cheesy potato bake, rolls and a beautiful wedding cake for dessert.

They would again like to thank everyone for coming and we would like to thank them for choosing us!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Dinners at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast

Christmas is in full swing at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast! We are in our second week of parties and are having a blast!

This week we have First Baptist Church of Andalusia, Red Hat ladies of Elba, Alabama, Andalusia Manor, Sav-a-life reception, and a grand 40th birthday party on Saturday!

These, along with overnight guests will keep us on our toes and out of trouble! Have a fantastic week and Merry Christmas!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Covington Eye Care celebrates Christmas at Sweet Gum Bottom

Covington Eye care celebrated Christmas at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast with a Christmas luncheon. Josh Driver and his staff enjoy a lunch every year at Sweet Gum Bottom. This is a time that he shares with his office his appreciation for their hard work.
I highly recommend them for your eye care. He will do a wonderful job in making sure your vision is what it should be!

Thanks!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Crossover Ministries board meeting anniversary

Crossover ministries began 6 years ago. When several men got together and formed this ministry, it was here at Sweet Gum Bottom that these decisions came to life. As the board was formed, they met here to plan this important ministry. Without a building they met here for several months. Once the building was purchased and renovations were completed, the board then met at that location. As a special anniversary, we hosted a dinner and meeting once again for the Crossover Board.

Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you! We are so pleased to be a part of this ministry!

Thanks guys!

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Innkeepers