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Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Time Management

The clock in the picture of the previous post is one of two Grandfather clocks in the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort. The one located at the bottom of the grand staircase (behind Felicity in the photo) was built into the home during construction and features a custom copper face and mahogany case (rumor has it there is also a time capsule underneath it).

The second, located in the Music Room, is made by the Herschede Clock Co. from Cincinnati, OH and was the Grand Prize clock at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Both clocks are kept ticking by Jim Hinman, owner of The Clockworks in LaConner, WA. Watching Jim work on the clocks makes me realize that so little thought goes into time keeping today. Digital clocks manage us without thought, yet we need to constantly manage these old clocks to keep accurate time, from winding and adjusting to maintenance and repair… an interesting correlation and profound reminder to all of us regarding time management in general!

"You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again!"
Bonnie Prudden, 93 year old fitness guru

This is the Music Room clock featured in a historic Herschede catalog. Notice the prices! This clock was $364.50 in 1915!

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