Thank you all!!! What a day.
Thanks to everyone for making today such another wonderful Middle Tennessee Plant Swap! A special thanks as well from me to everyone that helped out; ya'll are the best. Thanks for the people that had pity on me and swapped their nice stuff for my junk.
Big props to Joe and Judith for yet another in the continuing series of fantastic lectures at the MTPS. We are so incredible fortunate to have such knowledgeable members that are willing to teach us and pass on what they know to neophytes like me. The pressure is on now Doug; you better start working on your lecture now. That being said, you know Doug and Bec are going to rock our Daylily socks off in October. We may need to go to TWO hours of lecture rather than just one just so we can pick Dougs noggin! What do yaÂll think?
Lest we forget, Jan and Jim Hobbs make and have made this all possible for us so major, major thanks to them!!! Remember that the canoe and campground business are their means of financial employment so if you have a church, scout or any kind of group that is looking for a great afternoon or two on the river...be sure that you call them and make reservations. At $11-15 a head to canoe for half a day, where can you get that kind of value for a wonderful day of fun and adventure? Talk to the youth group directors at your home congregations, scout leaders, sports group coaches, business outing planners and civic group leaders about planning a trip down the Buffalo! Let's show them our support in like kind the way that they have opened their lives and business up to us at their expense. Who else would do this for us? Do you know anyone more generous? I doubt it. We are all blessed and our lives enriched to have this to fine Christian couple as our friends.
Great weather, awesome food, an abundance of cool plants and the camaraderie of hanging out the finest people on Earth was the perfect recipe for the perfect day. I think that we had around 90-100 swappers today which was an excellent number for a nice intimate group.
It was great to see all the regular folks and especially all the newbies. What a fine mix of each were represented today. Our demographic today was from infants to 90 years old. Where else in the World can such a diverse group of people meet with so much in common and have such a grand time? That is so dang cool!!!
Ya'll just made my week!!! I donÂt know about the rest of you but I had a blast today and I really need to be with yaÂll for my mental and emotional well-being. Lavonne is fine. She spent the day in bed which she needed to do but I was sure that she was going to try and drag herself in to the office to try and knock down another six or eight hours of work. SheÂs getting better but sure missed you guys. She wants to thank everyone for asking about her and she loves you guys every bit as much as I do.
For all the folks that didn't or couldn't make it today...you were greatly missed. Please mark your day planners right now for the third Saturday in October. I canÂt wait until the Fall MTPS in five months.