60 a long time of hospitality: Stafford’s reaches milestone anniversary

Penni Schewe

In the early 1960s, Stafford Smith’s summer job in Bay Perspective would convey some fortuitous situation for him.

Whilst in faculty, Smith worked summers at the Bay Perspective Inn, a property relationship back again to 1886. At the conclude of his senior year, the hotel’s then-operator Roy Heath brought him again as an assistant manager for the 1960 year. It was during that stint that he would meet up with Janice Johnson, who labored that summer months as a hostess at the resort and would develop into his spouse the pursuing 12 months.

As they created strategies for married lifetime, the couple seemed to commence it in Northern Michigan, with Stafford lining up a occupation as an assistant manager at Petoskey’s Perry Hotel and Janice pursuing a training profession. The Perry task for Stafford was short-lived — eliminated when the hotel improved possession — though the lodge would all over again turn out to be section of his work life a long time afterwards.

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