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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Magnolia Grove Bed and Breakfast

This B & B in Hernando, MS was wonderful for our stay.  Our hosts Tom & Ellen Mulligan welcomed us to their home all decorated for Christmas.  Ellen apologized for the decorations still being up but they were lovely and added to the homeyness of the place.

Tom gave us a tour after our first 4 course breakfast: poached pears, sausage and hash browns, quiche lorraine and french toast with strawberries.

The house was built in 1890 by a local businessman who had three children.  Only his daughter, Ladye survived and she never married.  

She lived a very long life and willed the house to her church upon her death.  It was purchased in 1988 for a B & B.  Tom & Ellen are the second B & B owners.

In the 1890s style ceilings are immense.

The B & B has 4 suites.  Ours had a wedding dress on display.  I didn't think to take a photo until the next morning and we'd made a bit of a mess.  Here are two others suites.

Tom went to high school with Elvis Presley who was two years ahead of Tom in school.  Here's his signed yearbook.

If you find yourself headed to Memphis, consider staying at Magnolia Grove B & B.