See the red poppy’s that we have in full bloom! They are simply beautiful this year.
We rode into your town recently on our tandem bicycle on our way from Mobile, Ala., to Owen Sound, Ontario, on the Underground Railroad bike route.
After asking where we could stay downtown near the river, we were directed by the nice folks at your city hall to the L&N Bed and Breakfast. We had dinner at Rookies amid a very friendly crowd of people who were very welcoming and have just finished having breakfast with Mary Elizabeth and Norris Priest.
We just wanted to say what a great place Henderson seems to be and how friendly everyone has been. We are from central New York (think cows, not subways), and this is our second long bike trip. Places like Henderson are what make this such a great country.
In spite of our political and cultural differences, our fellow Americans are wonderful people.
Steve and Carol Mackintosh
Having a bed and breakfast that is named after a former rail line we are proud to promote National Train Day on May 8!
Come by on May 8th and wave at the many trains that go past the L&N Bed and Breakfast ! You might just get one to Honk for you!
Read more about National Train Day at HTTPS://www.nationaltrainday.com
Letters To Henderson Gleaner
Chatauquan impressed by Henderson
Editor: Are there times when Henderson needs a little reminder of what a great community it has? In an age when often only complaints are brought to our attention, this letter will certainly serve as a terrific testimonial of how thankful citizens of Henderson can be for their warm and welcoming hospitality.
I had the fortune of visiting Henderson for the first time in October. I portrayed one of Henderson’s most famous former citizens, Mrs. Lucy Audubon, in a Chautauqua performance for the Friends of the Henderson County Public Library.
I have traveled for several years as a Chautauquan, and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with the reception I received in Henderson.
Susie Thurman of the Friends of the Library, Norris and Mary Elizabeth Priest of L&N Bed and Breakfast, Alan Gehret of the Audubon Museum, many volunteers for the Friends and the Presbyterian Church, as well as the countless residents of Henderson who came out to see “Lucy” return home, all made my stay extraordinary. There was nothing I had to ask for, no help I needed that wasn’t offered before I even asked.
I was completely overwhelmed with the kindness that was bestowed upon me during my visit. I certainly look forward to returning to Henderson soon!
Kelly O. Brengelman Actress Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua “Lucy Audubon: A Kentucky Love Story”
Copyright © 2009 The Gleaner 11/21/2009
Outside the L&N Bed and Breakfast we are having street construction. Henderson Water and Sewer department are in the process of replacing a main 36” fresh water pipe.
The water and sewer department has a web page giving more details about the project.
The front access to our Bed and Breakfast will be disrupted for the next 2 weeks.
Parking is available on the 4o0 Block of N Main and across the street from the Bed and Breakfast.
We are open and taking reservations and this is just a small inconvenience.
If you are thinking about a reservation give Mary Elizabeth at call at 270.831.1100. Several weeks are booked, get your reservation in now.
Below are a few pictures of the current construction.
Every year we enjoy the guest we have from the Evansville IN Frog Follies. This year is no different. We have a house full of guests for this regional event. Many of which have been staying at the L&N Bed and Breakfast for many years.
This event is so much fun because you see all the frog vehicles on the road all over the tri state. The event is so large that it fills up hotels not only in Evansville IN but also in Henderson KY.
Have you ever attended the Frog Follies? Tell us about your experience
Come visit us soon. Mary Elizabeth & Norris have availability for the next few weekends including the weekend of the Bluegrass in the Park Festival.
Have you ever seen a Moon Flower Before?
Norris actually received this award in July 2002.
Norris joined the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) in 1967.
On August 24, 2008, Norris & Mary Elizabeth celebrated 50 years of marriage.
The agenda was a alfresco dinner party at their son Nibby’s Water St home. They invited 24 of close friends on Saturday evening August 23, 2008. Then had a reception at the church on Sunday afternoon August 24, 2008 for everyone.
Norris a lifelong magician and has always been involved in magic the weekend is being called "50 Magical Years of Marriage".
One interesting tidbit is that Norris and Mary Elizabeth were married at First Baptist-Henderson and continually have been active members of that church their entire married life. What an accomplishment. We only know of one other couple that can say they have too. Are there others?
Below is the slideshow of pictures from Weekend Celebration
Tell us about your 50th Wedding Celebration event!