tis the season for ho-ho-hospitality


when my brother called from afghanistan this morning, we pulled off the picturesque backroad to talk rather than risk losing cell phone coverage and playing a really, really, really long distance game of telephone tag. mountains wrapped around us, brown leaves danced to the tune of wind blown by bare trees, and right there just a few feet away, water poured from a small pipe, splashing on a rock before freezing on the ground.

the hand painted sign above the re-routed waterfall read: “Please help yourself to our water . . . but Please don’t litter.”


now that’s what i call hospitality.

southern hospitality, since we’re in nc, y’all.


  1. Mrsmediocrity

    aw, that just makes me smile. xoxo

  2. Meredith

    How sweet! And I love how pretty they made that sign.

  3. Anonymous

    That is awesome. It reminds me of this, which I stumble across in Lake Geneva last summer: http://www.themiraclepath.com/Welcome.html

    • whollyjeanne

      Oh Noel, what a treasure that link is. Thank you for sharing it. It feeds my soul, my aspiring soul, my questioning soul. And I have an idea of how I want to decorate my fence! xo

  4. ☼ Illuminary☼

    why am I not surprised that your daughter touches lives in this way?
    ya’ll are amazing..

    • whollyjeanne

      takes amazing to know amazing, sugar.

Pull up a chair why don't you, and let's talk . . .

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Where in the world is The 70273 Project? Please add a pin to show us where you are in the world. (1) Click the + sign in upper righthand corner of map. (2) Enter your first name only. (3) Enter your city/state. (4) Using the pins at the bottom of the map, select a marker based on how you are involved. (5) Select preview to see before posting. (6) Select submit to post. Please add a marker for each role you serve in The 70273 Project.

Support The 70273 Project

Allow me to introduce myself . . .

Hey, Sugar! I'm Jeanne Hewell-Chambers: writer ~ stitcher ~ storyteller ~ one-woman performer ~ creator & founder of The 70273 Project, and I'm mighty glad you're here. Make yourself at home, and if you have any questions, just holler.

special delivery: get blog posts hot off the press


© 2024 Jeanne Hewell-Chambers’ Barefoot Heart

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑