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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Golden Lamb Christmas

On Sunday our family went to The Golden Lamb
in Lebanon, Ohio for brunch. It is such a
 beautiful place at any time of year but
simply glows at Christmas time!

The Golden Lamb is recognized as the oldest continuously operating business
 in the State of Ohio. On December 23, 1803, 
Jonas Seaman spent $4 for a license to operate a
 "house of Public Entertainment". The Golden Lamb got
 its name due to the fact that many early pioneers could not read, 
so giving a business a name that could be easily drawn and
 recognized, such as the Black Horse or Golden Lamb, was a necessity.

What fun to meet the most charming Santa!

I had the Vanilla Bean Pancakes with good! 
Light and fluffy and tasty!

One of the upstairs private dining rooms, the Henry Clay Room.

Another of the private dining rooms, the Clement Vallandigham Room

This is The Dickens Room!
The great English novelist Charles Dickens visited The Golden Lamb
 during his first trip to America in 1842. Although not quite 30 years-old
 when he arrived in the U.S. that January, he had already 
written Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby
 and number of his other great works. 
Around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 1842,
 after spending 5 hours traveling the 30 miles from Cincinnati
 on a stagecoach, he dined and stayed here at the inn.

Grace was especially interested in this as she
 is presently reading "A Christmas Carol"!

Many famous people have stayed at the inn over the years...

From Ulysses S. Grant, Warren Harding, John Quincy
Adams, Samuel Clemens and Harriet Beecher Stowe... Barbara Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.

Lebanon is a wonderful small town filled with antique and gift shops.
It is also the home to many beautiful old homes. 
I love to come here, and dine at the Golden Lamb,
several times a year. It is always a treat!

Hoping your holiday plans are going well and that you
are taking time to enjoy all that sweet things the Christmas season brings!

Susie Q


Strawberry Lane said...

Fantastic photos! Thanks for the tour. What a wonderful place. It has Christmas written all over it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

It sounds like a wonderful place to go, especially at Christmas time! Sending you Merry Christmas wishes Sue!

Stacey said...

Looks like a wonderful place. The lamb above the fireplace is so pretty all wrapped in a wreath.

I just can't get over how beautiful your daughter has grown to be. :)

Sue said...

Never too old to sit on SANTA'S lap.....have a wonderful CHRISTMAS!!