spring 2009 roll call
Ok guys we haven't had a roll call since...well I can't remember when so it's waaaaaaay past time!!!.
For the new folks that havenÂt seen one before.... a Roll Call is the chance for EVERYONE to post and say a little something about themselves, where you're from, what you enjoy, what you do.. ect. It is also a chance for the lurkers to get involved. More importantly, it is a great source of information in times of severe weather to make sure that all our GW friends are ok. Every board does this and it isnÂt limited to the TN Gardening Forum by any means. If you are a lurker then please donÂt be shy. We all have tons of questions and few answers so donÂt feel like youÂll look silly or be made fun of by asking anything on here! Please participate and make yourself at home! Lets all get acquainted; especially the new folks!!!
My name is Jeff and my wife is Lavonne. We're both 49 and live in the Crieve Hall area of south Nashville. We married six years ago and have a Boarder Collie named Arthur as well as a rescue Basenji mix, Tipper.
I am a contractor and Lavonne is a Cash Manager at the worldÂs largest insurance brokerage. I love to fish in my spare time and Lavonne owns her own business making beautiful jewelry. Clearly IÂm a huge fan of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Lavonne and I enjoy hiking in the mountains and spending time with our friends (which includes most of you guys).
We love landscaping, hardscape, flowers, shrubs, trees and gardening just like all the rest of you. I do all of our hardscape and most all of the landscapingÂ and sadly it looks that way! Years ago Rob Ogletree (MountainGrown) was being nice and lied saying that our place looked like Cheekwood. I corrected him saying that it was more like Cheapwood (because I'm cheap and most everything in our yard was free from The Middle Tennessee Plant Swap) that nickname has stood for around eight years now. So if you see me refer to Cheapwood in a post then I'm talking about our place and not misspelling Cheekwood. By the way, our place looks nothing like Cheekwood at all.
I was "volunteered" six or so years ago by the lovely and talented Jan Hobbs and Mona Lisa White to become the MTPS "Secretary" which I didnÂt really understand at the time was their definition of Director. I thought I was going to be taking notes or something. Obviously I had "SUCKER" tattooed on my forehead but it has been my extreme pleasure and responsibility to serve in that capacity for quite a while now. As all good things come to an end, this Spring swap will be my last in that role and your new Director will be announced at the swap. Lavonne and I will still avail ourselves to your new Director in any task that is asked of us and we will always be active in this magnificent event that is so dear to our hearts.