DOWN HOME IN TENNESSEE
Currently, we live in middle Tennessee, near
Cookeville. Part of the family lives up north, in the beautiful bluegrass state
Family interests include horses,
gardening, roses, beef cattle, coon hounds, and doing things together. With
four generations of us and site visitors providing input, we hope to have an interesting web
The boys grew up, got married, now have
children of their own,
so...., after a long career in the military, we thought about settling
down and spending some quite time in a relaxed atmosphere.
Were we wrong or what?
Two sons, two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, two grandsons, and two mothers-in-law
keep us on-the-go. We still dream though, of one day settling down and spending some
quite time together in a relaxed atmosphere. The only difference is that now we realize
that when that time arrives, we will probably be old-old-old and the rocking chairs will be
our "relaxed atmosphere."
Our kids started arriving in the mid-60's,
puttering around with gardening has been an on-going affair for many years, and Appaloosa
horses joined our family in 1982. Our oldest son got involved with beef cattle in
1992/1993 but has kept a full-time job that has kept him going in the recent periods of
roller coaster cattle markets. His wife works full-time also. He also has a love
for Treeing Walker Coonhounds and that can become a time-consuming situation -- work away on
a job-site during the week, make the long drive home, tend to the cattle, then spend a night
or two in the woods with the hounds. That can get a feller in hot water with a wife,
if you know what I mean! The younger son loves to hunt and fish, and feels that work
sure does interfere with those two habits. But, he's keeping a job to support those
habits. Now, as most folks know, deer hunters and fishermen can modify a true story to
a degree seldom matched by anyone but a few of the top politicians and some of the better-known
lawyers. He has, however actually killed a couple of deer and caught a few fish.
They have been known to spend a lot of time in
the woods during deer season, and more than a few nights on the lake with fishing poles.
She also works full-time to "support their habits."
Ethan and Seth, June 1999
(Click on photo above for more photos)
down home style
Garry, "Jack," & Ethan
|Since around 1992/1993, my wife has spent
considerable time and effort planting, caring for, replacing, feeding, weeding, and battling
Japanese Beetles in an attempt to have some roses between the house and the barn lot.
She has produced some really beautiful flowers. Hopefully, we will one day save enough
of these beautiful flowers from the Japanese Beetles in order to get a few nice pictures and
maybe enter a couple of the flowers in our local county fair.
I've been dabbling with this computer
and trying to learn a little about HTML and building web pages. I found
some real help in a couple of fellows, Joe Barta's Web Tutor at
Professional Web Design,
and Joe Burns at HTML Goodies. Joe and Joe
are helping this Joe learn something about HTML.
Thanks for dropping by our web site.
Enjoy. Come back and visit now and then.
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