Editor, Pendleton Times:
My compliments to Stephen Smoot on his fine article about the history of Thompson’s Motel. Paul and Lulabell Morton certainly created a family atmosphere – Lulabell with her great smile and Paul with his straight talk and firm handshake.
They had talented cooks doing a great job of providing home-cooked meals and a friendly efficient staff of waitresses (like Annabell) serving customers and making everyone feel very welcome. Besides the great food, Thompson’s was a meeting place for various groups and was a social gathering place for folks for many, many years. Besides keeping records and greeting folks in a friendly manner, Judy always knew how to find Paul if he was not at the motel or restaurant.
I stopped there every time I was in Pendleton County and always tried to get there around “meal time” so I could enjoy a Thompson Burger with all the trimmings and a piece of homemade peanut butter pie – talk about “Almost Heaven!”
Your article certainly brings back a whole lot of pleasant memories and time spent there and I am grateful for Paul for all his years of making Thompson’s such a great Pendleton County landmark.
Best wishes to the new owners for many years of success in beautiful Pendleton County.
Harold K. Michael
PO Box 220
Old Fields, WV 26845