When I was born
a few decades ago (the last of five girls), my mother was dying of
blood poison and other complications. Daddy kept a close vigil
over Mother day and night.
baby was not a priority! But when the nurses did finally
inquire of a name, Daddy, in his sadness, just quietly replied,
"Just name her Little Fannie-after her mother."
prayers from family and friends, Mother began to rally and things
slowly returned to normal.
until Mother recovered that I became known as Fannie Beth.
Years later, when I applied for a passport, I discovered my original
birth certificate read Little Fannie Swint, and that is the first I
knew of the story.
business Little Fannie's seemed so right as only I know what an
important part God and my parents played in making it all possible.
Fannie's was established in the home in 1993 as a Bed and Breakfast.
I began moving old houses in and decorating them to compliment their
name. At this time, "Country Retreat" seemed more appropriate.
In 2001, we completed the Shed, perfect for grilling or hanging out.
In 2002, the Pappy shack became a reality.
sleeps 30-40, depending on availability. Our accommodations are
perfect for Scrapbookers, reunions, church retreats, parties,