A little over a month has passed, and I've had the chance to go back to "The Gray House" as both a photographer, and a paying customer. In this time, I have come to feel like part of a second family. People will come and go there at "The Gray House". It is just the nature of things, but for the time being, I can't say enough good things about the people who work for Kathy Stone! That in and of itself speaks volumes about her as well! Kathy Stone, like myself, really cares about what she does! Last night I was able to watch her in action once again. She goes non stop, but for a second last night I saw her stop, and look on to what was going on. With a sense of pride, she paused for a second, and then was back at it, making sure everything was ready! A few weeks ago I had a chance to talk to Kathy about "The Gray House" and how you can feel the history of this place. She then told me that at one point a soul and R&B singer/songwriter, Kip Anderson, used to play the piano in the main hall of the Gray House for tips. I hope I get to someday hear someone playing the piano there for tips. As I left last evening, it was a cool summer night with a slight breeze in the air. I looked up toward the stars and saw what was a crescent moon. I smiled as I walked on and thought how perfect that moment was! "The Gray House" is a great place to eat lunch or dinner! It is also a great venue for any occasion from reunions to weddings! Give The Gray House a call today and make your reservations! 864-352-6778
"Informal Yet Distinctive" is what the sign on the road reads
as you approach this little gem in Starr SC.
This place is every bit of that phrase. After all, Starr is
a small little country town with one, maybe two, signal lights.
Not a fast paced place at all, but that is what adds to the charm of
The Gray House. Once you pull onto the grounds, you see what I think
are a handful of pecan trees out front. Past those,
you walk up the front steps to see swings located on either side
of the front porch. Talk about relaxing.
I might just stay there one weekend just to be able to sit on those swings and
take in the nice country air, or listen to the crickets and frogs once it gets dark!
Now that we are at the front door, (If it’s not during business hours, I would call ahead)
go right on in. You are greeted warmly.
Right off the bat you feel welcome. You are then taken to your table. You really are
eating at an old Victorian style house. In the background you can hear a little
music being played, and not current hits mind you. What you hear are oldies
which in my mind fits the ambience of The Gray House.
What I ordered was the Amish Backed Chicken.
It was awesome! Which really isn't a surprise.
I really can't say enough about the owner, Kathy Stone, and her staff.
I've photographed a lot of weddings but never have I come across
a staff like this one. Not to say the others are bad, but just that this one is
truly that great. They really do care at The Gray House!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. . .” James 1:17
God’s gifts take many forms. The ability to take an impressive photograph is one of the gifts God has given me. I give Him all the glory.
I like nothing better than to use my talent to capture important moments in your life. No matter what your photo needs are, be assured that you will receive the best work I have to offer. That is one way I show God my gratitude for allowing me to do a job I love.