Owners, Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn, B&B,
The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn Bed and Breakfast have quite the love story attached to it. It all started during an 8am speech class at the University of Southern Mississippi. In the class were “Miss Southern Miss” and a Southern Miss basketball player that had a father with a pretty impressive baseball career. Miss Southern Miss was “Patty” was from Gulfport, Mississippi and the tall basketball player was “John” from Wake Forest, NC. Patty recalls how great John was at public speaking. They didn’t know how that talent would serve John well down the road.
They began to reminisce about their first date. It was on the tennis courts. This says a lot to Patty’s confidence on the court to entertain a first date with a guy John’s size but Patty had a reputation for being quite the athlete herself. When asked who one, Patty was quick to say “John did BUT we HAD to go into the 3rd set”. They then found themselves on the University calendar. There was a conflict on if they were dating at that time. John thought they were but Patty wasn’t quite sure, but regardless the photo that John has in his office shows a couple that in all accounts was the all American couple. The relationship grew and as we all know, John and Patty eventually were married.