Monthly Archives: February 2013


Valentine’s Day Reflections

Mom and DadOn February 14, 1949, Francis William Preston married Marguerite Lee Brown in a nuptial Mass celebrated at Corpus Christi Church in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  The groom was 29 years old and the bride was 25, each a bit older than the majority of their contemporaries.  Both had served in the United States Navy during World War II, then met singing in a church choir after the war.

Fran and Marguerite were the parents of five children, raising their brood first in Wethersfield and then in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.  Fran worked mainly as a meat cutter while Marguerite devoted most of her efforts to caring for their family.  They were married for 26 years when Marguerite died in 1975 at the age of 51, much too soon.  Fran continues to live on Cape Cod and, at the age of 93, is still a very active part of the community.  He volunteers to visit shut-ins, he sings for nursing home residents with a group from his church and he still participates in ceremonies for Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day celebrations, where he wears his Navy uniform.016

Fran and Marguerite’s eldest daughter, Katherine, and her husband, Donnie, are the owners of the Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed & Breakfast in Sandwich, Massachusetts, not far from Fran’s home.  Katherine says she owes her love of cooking to the lessons she learned as a child from Marguerite in the kitchen.  This year on Valentine’s Day, Katherine will spend a good portion of the day with her father, each re-telling tales from Valentine’s Days in the past when Fran and Marguerite were celebrating their anniversaries.  The rest of the day will be spent with Donnie, sharing some quiet time together and a special dinner at home.

Valentine memories should be cherished, indeed, and we hope that this day brings some lasting ones to you.

Special Offers

February Favors at Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed and Breakfast

Capt William Weeks IIIt’s hard to believe that February 1st has come and gone, but it’s true.  So here at Isaiah Jones Homestead we’ve decided it’s time we offered a hard-to-refuse deal to our deserving guests.  We’ve priced a two-night stay any time from now through February 23rd, excluding February 15, 16, 17, for your favorite room – that’s right, any room at the inn - for only $179 per night (plus tax.)  Now’s the time to experience one of our luxury Carriage House suites complete with oversized whirlpool tub and fireplace.  Or maybe you’ve always wanted to try one of our luxury Victorian Rooms in the main house.  Either way the choice is yours.

This special offer cannot be booked online, so call us toll-free right away at 1-800-526-1625 to make sure your favorite room will still be available.  We’re so looking forward to having you as our guests!