A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 01, 2022
“We’re glad to have you as our guest, And hope you have a good night’s rest…” (poem)

A poem is found in many guest rooms:

“We’re glad to have you as our guest,
And hope you have a good night’s rest.
Tomorrow, you again may roam,
But while you’re here, just feel at home.”


Authorship is unknown. A second part was printed in the Sun-News (Myrtle Beach, SC) on September 14, 1967:

“And when your journey starts anew,
Please take this little card with you—
To wish you Godspeed on your way,
And bring you back again some day.”



Newspapers.com
9 July 1955, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), pg. 8, col. 3:
Thought For Today
We’re glad to have you as our guest
And hope you have a good night’s rest;
Tomorrow, you again may roam,
But while you’re here, just feel at home.
-- Printed verse tucked under the pillow in a motel on the outskirts of Willamsport, Pa.

Newspapers.com
9 July 1955, The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA), pg. 4, col. 5:
A Timely Thought
We’re glad to have you as our guest
And hope you have a good night’s rest;
Tomorrow, you again may roam,
But while you’re here, just feel at home.
-- Printed verse tucked under the pillow in a motel on the outskirts of Willamsport, Pa.

Newspapers.com
14 September 1967, Sun-News (Myrtle Beach, SC), 20th Anniversary Edition, U. S. Air Force (1947-1967), pg. ?, col. 3 ad:
Welcome
We’re glad to have you as our guest,
And hope you have a good night’s rest;
Tomorrow, you again may roam.
But while you’re here, just feel at home.

And when your journey starts anew,
Please take this little card with you—
To wish you Godspeed on your way,
And bring you back again some day.
(Blue Waters Motel.—ed.)

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28 January 1979, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “Peace, charm, civility—a quiet inn for all seasons” by John V. R. Bull, pg. 11-F, col. 3:
A framed verse in my guest room nicely captured the attitude at the Overlook:

“We’re glad to have you as our guest
And hope you have a good night’s rest.
Tomorrow you again may roam
But while you’re here, just feel at home.”


Google Books
Country Inns of the Old South
By Robert W. Tolf
San Francisco, CA: 101 Productions; New York, NY: Distributed by Scribner
1983
Pg. 53:
We’re glad to have you as our guest,
And hope you have a good night’s rest.
Tomorrow, you again may roam,
But while you’re here, just feel at home.

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Pamela Cain
Dec 31, 1997, 3:00:00 AM
I know this topic was discussed previously, but I did not download the messages because I did not think I would need them. Well . . . now I want to design a sampler with this saying:

We are glad to have you as our guest,
And hope you have a good night’s rest.
Tomorrow you again my roam,
But while you are here, just feel at home.

Monica Wilkinson
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Special Touches: Guests
(...)
Print out this neat poem (I can’t remember where I read it originally) and place on their pillow or on the nightstand. A flower is a nice touch as well.

We’re glad to have you as our guest
And hope you have a good night’s rest!

Tomorrow you again may roam,
But while you’re here just feel at home!

Posted by Barry Popik
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