Sometimes there are not too many places to stay in small town Mississippi.
Such was the case just last week when my wife and I were off on a a 7-day jaunt that took us to a place where we lived from mid 1967 to mid 1970.
And that was Aberdeen, Ms., where I was for a year, assistant editor, photographer, advertising salesman and sometimes paper delivery boy on the weekly Examiner. The second year the paper changed hands and I became editor, while also keeping the other titles. That lasted for another year and then we were gone.
But getting back to a place to stay.
In the 1960s there was the Shelaine Motel, which was, I believe, the only such place in town. Today, the structure is there, but the business closed down. What was the motel restaurant then, is now an ethnic style restaurant.
So on our search for a place to stay, we came across what I believe we can refer to as a “bed and no breakfast inn,” which was OK with us because we had other plans for food the next morning.
The compound, located in the downtown area, consisted of a a unit with two suites and what I will call a cozy cottage adjacent to them.
The compound is known as the Three Goats Cottage and Inn.
My wife and I spent the night in the cottage and found it rather charming with a colorful decor and myriad pieces harkening back to an earlier time.
A small enclosed sun porch greeted visitors and was a nice place to sit and relax.
We had the cottage to ourselves and managed to fix a meal before calling it a day.
It was a nice place to stay, and we would consider it first upon another trip to the area.
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