Not sure if everyone saw this lovely poem posted on the hotel's
Read and enjoy!
Mentone Springs Hotel 1884
From the minds of men with vision , I was built upon this ground.
By their hearts and craftsmen's hands, My beauty would be found
I rose against the sunset, So many years ago,
To take my place as watchman For the valley far below.
My grandeur was, as promised, For all to come and see.
With songs, love and laughter, They put the soul in me.
Generations came for comfort, To rest, relax and stay;
Memories of lifetimes shared, Would begin anew each day.
From horse hooves to the sounds of wheels, A time too soon began
When I would see the uphill fight, To gain my relevance once again.
As the seasons had so swiftly passed, (I was long since past my prime)
Your hands reached deep inside of me, To save me, just in time.
But the lonely years of aging, As reality has taken its toll,
Only prove that beauty was not outside, True beauty was in the soul.
To those I owed my existence, And all of those who loved and cared
I leave this site forever more, To fond memories we have shared.
So do not pass me by with sorrow now, As though nothing is left to see,
Reminisce the Songs, the Love and Laughter,
"Remember the Soul in me"