DRIFTWOOD, Fayetteville NC


"Truly Fayetteville's newest and most modern Motor Lodge,” says the back. “You can relax in colorful and beautifully decorated rooms, enjoying T. V., piped in music, or conducting business over your private phone. A dip in the crystal clear pool is always inviting.” And so on and so on; its list of attributes is exhaustive.

“Learn to Swim in Thirty Minutes,” it says. Mr. and Mrs Ransom T. Tew, Owners and Managers. Proud of the place I’m sure they were.

Pool’s filled in now. Reviews are wretched - drugs, prostitution, aromas. The Tews, you know, would be heartbroken.