Last week we placed new journals in the East House guest rooms—hoping that family members would share their reflections. To our delight, we received immediate feedback from the eight-year-old occupant of room 225 (which was decorated in a nautical theme by our friends at the engineering firm, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis).
Here’s what the boy wrote—unabridged and unedited:
This is my note about this room… It’s great! Me and my family pretended like we were on a ship. I also love the library. I went and picked up The Jungle Book and am about to reed it. I can only list one compliant the beds are to hard other than that this room is awsome.
PS. Love how the whole theme is ships.
Written by Kane
need to go to bed.
Dr. Hal Westby, for whom I worked 30 years ago at the University of Portland, was fond of differentiating between “the truth,” “the whole truth,” and “nothing but the truth.” Kane earnestly offered “nothing but.”
Thanks for the feedback, young man. I’m sorry about the bed—but I think you’ll appreciate the firmness in a few years. In the meantime, I’m glad you liked the room—and the rest of the House.
I’ll pass your appreciation on to everyone who helped make your stay so comfortable. If circumstances necessitate a return stay, I’m sure you’ll enjoy any of our 23 other rooms, which have all been adopted and decorated with similar care.
Should you visit again, please come by and introduce yourself! I’m in the office with the big glass window—right next to your old room. I’d love to hear how The Jungle Book turns out.
Tom Soma, Executive Director