A favorite guest occupation that comes with a story was the fighter pilot on leave from Afghanistan. He was here the night after renewing his wedding vows for their 10 year anniversary. He few in and went directly to the ceremony which was outdoors lakefront and all the family was there from out of town.
As she walked down the aisle - not having touched him for months and months, the little lad leading her down was their newly adopted son, whom he had not yet met in person (on email photos as he was away during the entire process).
She sent me Christmas lights to plug in all over the room and called when they left the reception and I plugged them in. She had asked for dozens of candles (can you imagine dozens of unattended candles in a 100+ year old building? NOPE).
Meanwhile, that morning we had a state visitor's center volunteers group here - I showed them this room and they asked why there were all those lights draped over the bed, etc? I told them the story and some of the old girls actually shed tears, it was very moving.
On that note - WE SALUTE YOU! All Veteran's - this is your week! I hope I am worthy of the freedom I enjoy today, right now, courtesy of you!
(Post Script - They left here to go to the Great Smoky Mountains for some R&R and left behind their digital camera with photos of their event. It was the only time I have gone straight to the UPS to overnight it to their next destination)