Fooffooffnick & Co.

You know what’s great? Today the phone is ringing off the hook.  That is great.
A lot of those calls are from people making reservations.  I call those people guests.  But then there are those “Hi, my name is Jason, I am with Fooffoffnick and Co.  and would like to speak to the person that makes decisions” phone calls…blah!
So now you want to know how I came up with that fictional company name, huh? Well this is how I did it.

Once upon a time, I knew this nice old, old man [Ed] who owned a small liquor store in downtown San Francisco (hole in the wall, really) in the middle of the block on Kearny Street, right between Post- and Sutter Streets.  What a crazy place that was.  Everybody would meet there all day long.  First he strictly sold liquor, then  he had added a few bar stools and a counter and offered coffee and doughnuts;  and by the time I blew into town in 1982,  he had a short order cook in there cooking egg McMuffin type things and other breakfast items on a tiny little stove with 2 burners and some old mangled up pots. Then he added sandwiches for the lunch crowd.  That crowd consisted of EVERYBODY from the beat cops, to the bankers, to the people from the TV station and ‘Good Morning San Francisco’, to Mamie Van Doren, when she was in town…
I tell you EVERYBODY including me.  I worked around the corner on Post Street.  So much fun. Ed was in his mid 70s when I first met him in 1982.  He could not remember most people’s names, so he called everyone Mr. or Mrs. Fooffooffnick. Errrr….what I really came here to say was, this is a good day, business wise and weather wise.  I am not going to clean any more cottages, I will be here waiting for the phone to ring some more 😉

Something new and exciting!!

We have something new and exciting coming to Frankfort. I have known about it for a while but didn’t have any concrete information or website to post for you.
It is official now. Check this out –  Sleeping Bear Dunes Cruises
I think the prices are not too bad, this is going to be amazing.  I can’t wait until I get to go. All the lodging owners in Benzie County are invited to go and enjoy this just as soon as the tours start.  I am very excited about this.  Did you see, they have Sunset Cruises as well. How romantic…

For those of you who are familiar with Frankfort, the office  is located in the old Firestone building on Main Street, right next to the Laundromat!  It’s nice to see that part of town come to life a little more.  This place combined with the Tackle Box,  Bayside Cycles and Port City Smoke House,  plus the Saturday Market right across the street – this place will be hopping 🙂

Sending off the cookies

Yesterday I found a whole bunch of bubble wrap and other great packing materials from amazon.com ( I shop there way too much).  I put it aside for Holly’s cookie box but I cannot find which “aside” I put it on/in.   The stuff has disappeared.   I suspect Cindy had something to do with that. Anyway, I had to go to the post office and buy their bubble wrap and box (the box I have is too small)

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Standing in front of the Post Office, looking across Betsie Bay to Elberta

Looking across Betsie bay to Elberta

The Post Office

There is this beautiful Mural directly in front of you as you enter the Post Office and then to the right of the mural is the counter. This Post Office is staffed with the nicest, most helpful people. I don't know everyone's names but here is Jack, who works with Kelly and Penny.There is this beautiful Mural directly in front of you as you enter the Post Office and then to the right of the mural is the counter. This Post Office is staffed with the nicest, most helpful people. I don’t know everyone’s names but here is Jack, who works with Kelly and Penny.

This is JackThis is Jack- he sold me the box to fit the cookies in.  Then he charged me for it, but not before his compadre (He told me his name, but I forgot it ) actually got some bubble wrap out of the basement and packed the whole thing up for me, tape and all.

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Thank you Post Office People 🙂

Dave RDave R.  the school bus driver picking up his mail.  If you live in Frankfort Proper, there is no mail delivery. Everyone has a mailbox and picks up the mail every day.  There you can see them on Dave’s left.
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Then I got to go and get my hair styled by Lee, of Roger and Lee aka Tin Can Tourists.  Remember them from an earlier post?
Well here is Lee’s cute salon.

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And now I bet you think you’re going to see a picture of me with my hair chopped off and looking really cool.
Sorry folks, I so don’t like looking at myself, you’ll just have to come and see for yourself 😉