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Hello Tennessee

Post by cliff bingh » Sun, 25 Aug 1996 04:00:00



I am considering a move to the great state of Tennessee but do not
know a lot about the area except I believe it to be cooler and more
habitable than here in South Texas where they're having great wars
over the water, not because there isn't enough but because of the
threat to some blind salamander.  Anyway I've about had it.  I was
born and raised in northern Wis. so can take a little winter but not
as much as they have up there.  

I enjoy gardening, hunting, fishing, and Jack Black.  

Any comments or suggested areas to visit or consider would be
appreciated.  

Cliff Bingham

1803 Deer Mountain
San Antonio, TX 78232

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by Stephanie Dow » Mon, 26 Aug 1996 04:00:00


: I am considering a move to the great state of Tennessee but do not
: know a lot about the area except I believe it to be cooler and more
: habitable than here in South Texas where they're having great wars
: over the water, not because there isn't enough but because of the
: threat to some blind salamander.  Anyway I've about had it.  I was
: born and raised in northern Wis. so can take a little winter but not
: as much as they have up there.  

: I enjoy gardening, hunting, fishing, and Jack Black.  

: Any comments or suggested areas to visit or consider would be
: appreciated.  

: Cliff Bingham

: 1803 Deer Mountain
: San Antonio, TX 78232

Cliff:  I lived in both Sewanee (on Monteagle Mountain) and Murfreesboro,
and really enjoyed the extended growing season in both places.  The
winters in the both places (one being a mountain, the other rather flat
rolling countryside) do have a tendancy for the ocassional ice storm.
However, the summers are warm and humid, especially the closer you get to
the western/Mississippi area.  You'll probably see a lot of tobacco and
soybean farms, and the country is very lush and vital, with wonderful
proportions of sun and rain, in my opinion.  The soil usually
warms up around April and the weather is good through about late October,
when you may get frost.  Not too unusual.  Tennessee is a great sportsman's
paradise.  Try fishing on some of the lakes, if you're into that.  The TVA
has a lot of respect and support of the state's natural wilderness.  It's
a great camping/biking/fishing/hiking/wildwooding state, full of great
scenery and there isn't a day that goes by I don't wish I were back there.
Best of luck!
--
Stephanie Dower

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by Liz Krofk » Thu, 05 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I am considering a move to the great state of Tennessee but do not
> know a lot about the area except I believe it to be cooler and more
> habitable than here in South Texas where they're having great wars
> over the water, not because there isn't enough but because of the
> threat to some blind salamander.  Anyway I've about had it.  I was
> born and raised in northern Wis. so can take a little winter but not
> as much as they have up there.

> I enjoy gardening, hunting, fishing, and Jack Black.

> Any comments or suggested areas to visit or consider would be
> appreciated.

> Cliff Bingham

> 1803 Deer Mountain
> San Antonio, TX 78232

Interesting...I, too, live in Texas (40 miles north  of Dallas)and have been
looking for land in middle Tennessee (around 50 miles south of
Nashville)since this past spring. I have spent quite a bit of time in
Tennessee on vacation and driving through (my parents live on the east
coast). Yes, it is cooler than Texas, although not a whole lot (5 to 10
degrees usually) and quite a bit more humid. The land around middle Tennessee
can be quite rough, full of rocks and steep hills. Cheap land (less than
$1,000 an acre) usually means you're buying the side of a hill, or land that
has been logged, or land without any road frontage, access to utilities, etc.
The land market in middle Tennessee is VERY tight, although the prices seem
to be staying rather reasonable. In the area I have been looking it ranges
from around $1,000 to $3,000 per acre. To give you an example, I made a trip
there July 4th weekend to look at some properties and then again the last 2
weeks of August. There was a property that was not for sale on July 4th that
was already sold and closed by August 21. The property was near Lewisburg
(about 55 miles south of Nashville), 31 acres (16 fenced), had a house on it
that had burned this past winter so the well, septic, and electricity were
there, small stream, small pond, steep hill to the back (but not rocky), open
pasture and timber, large trees near where the house had been, a mobile home
that was to be moved - it sold for $33,000 (listed at $34,000) 2 days after
going on the market. I have found there is usually a problem with property
that has not sold within a month (price too high, no road frontage, no access
to water or utilities, too rocky or steep). Winters in middle Tennessee are
much like Texas, 2 months of winter and some ice (that's why the house burned
on the aforementioned property). Water doesn't seem to be problem as I talked
to a well driller up there that said the average well depth in that area was
around 100 feet and finding water was usually not a problem. One person told
us they had a 1200 foot well drilled for $3,000 (it would cost $14,000 in
north Texas - I checked) and another had an 85 foot well drilled for $800
(that would cost $2500 - $3000 here). I don't know a whole lot about the
other areas of Tennessee except around the Memphis area. Of course, east
Tennessee winters would be more harsh due to the mountainous terrain. If
you'd like any further info let me know - and good luck!
--
Liz Krofka      
================================================
Is there life out there?
 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by rew.. » Fri, 08 Nov 1996 04:00:00



     ": I am considering a move to the great state of Tennessee but do not
     ": know a lot about the area except I believe it to be cooler and more
     ": habitable than here in South Texas where they're having great wars
     ": over the water, not because there isn't enough but because of the
     ": threat to some blind salamander.  Anyway I've about had it.  I was
     ": born and raised in northern Wis. so can take a little winter but not
     ": as much as they have up there.  
     "
     ": I enjoy gardening, hunting, fishing, and Jack Black.  
     "
     ": Any comments or suggested areas to visit or consider would be
     ": appreciated.  
     "
     ": Cliff Bingham

     ": 1803 Deer Mountain
     ": San Antonio, TX 78232
     "

Cliff-
Stay the hell in Texas -- Tennessee really sucks!
Backward labor laws, no zoning in many places.
Lots of rednecks! You wouldn't like it here!

And that goes for the other Yankees, transplanted or not,
too!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
O magnet-south!
O glistening, perfumed South! my South!
O quick mettle, rich ***, impulse and love!
Good and evil! O all dear to me!

Walt Whitman, _O Magnet-south_

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by Logan VanLeig » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



>      ": I am considering a move to the great state of Tennessee>      "
>      ": Cliff Bingham

>      ": 1803 Deer Mountain
>      ": San Antonio, TX 78232
>      "

> Cliff-
> Stay the hell in Texas -- Tennessee really sucks!

One opinion.  Mine differs.  Many of the 'rednecks' are proud,
anti-government individualists (no, I don't qualify.  Too many
engineering degrees and too much travel.  9 years Air Force).  HOWEVER,
there are lotsa folks I "wouldn't let my dog date, much less my
daughter" (like I can stop that).  But the same applies to TX, GU, CA
(north or PRC), GA, AL and lots of other places I've lived or visited
frequently.

My latest move was SA to Knoxville, and it was a great improvement.

Logan

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by little.. » Sun, 17 Nov 1996 04:00:00


I love living in Nashville and hope that anyone who does not will go
elsewhere. Southerners just smile at yanks who move here and then whine
about it. There are a couple of popular sayings here for people who
complain about the south...

        Welcome to Nashville... now ya'll go home...

                              and

        We don't give a d--- how you do it up north...

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by dmac2.. » Mon, 18 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Cliff-
>Stay the hell in Texas -- Tennessee really sucks!
>Backward labor laws, no zoning in many places.
>Lots of rednecks! You wouldn't like it here!
>And that goes for the other Yankees, transplanted or not,
>too!
>Walt Whitman, _O Magnet-south_

Cliff Iam in West TENN and ive been here 41 years its a good state.
Now here in West Tenn is flat lands, lots of Cotton, Corn fields and
there is also lots of industry. I work in a STEEL MILL (mini mill)
In my little country town JACKSON there is Ameristeel, P&G, Quaker
Oats, Owens Corning, Allsteel,.Devilebliss, Bendix, 2 Hospitals 3
Universitys, and lots more...There are jobs in paper all the
time.Looking for skilled folks as well as management...
Ive been here (job) 15 years as hourly and i make $55K
with overtime.. now night life has alot of well, we have
Red Lobester, OCharleys, Logans, Outback,  lots of danceing
clubs..2 *** bars fully *** and lots more.. not to mention a Wall
Mart SuperCenter and Sams were us rednecks spend some of our
money...
In middle Tenn you have A Nisson and Saturn plant  with tons of places
to work. If you have maint trades with Electrical, PLC, fluids and
other tech knowledge you can get a job most anywere...
most places start a tech person out around $12 ,13 hr...
dmac  
 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by J & S Finneg » Tue, 19 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
> Southerners just smile at yanks who move here and then whine
>about it. There are a couple of popular sayings here for people who
>complain about the south...

>        Welcome to Nashville... now ya'll go home...

>                              and

>        We don't give a d--- how you do it up north...

Not all of us smile about it.  Nor do all of us find it amusing that
we Southerners are the only group in the US that it is acceptable to
mock.  Not all of us are amused by the assumption common to many of
the ignorant of our nation that a Southern accent is a sign of low
intelligence.  Few of us appreciate poorly done imitations of Southern
dialects; we rarely, if ever, find it cute when a non-Southerner
attempts to use the term "you all".  None of us care for people moving
here and seizing every oppurtunity to tell us what is wrong with us; I
hope that everyone would be civilized enough not to do it when
visiting a foreign country--why not extend that courtesy to members of
one's own country?

S. Finnegan
Zone 8

P.S.  Just so this post is garden-related:  I still have peppers and
my crazy tomatoes have blooms.  

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the people who think Shakespeare is "too hard" are
often the same people who insist on using nothing but
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Hello Tennessee

Post by Loretta McFadd » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Stephanie
 - am I going crazy or am I the only one who can tell you're being
sarcastic in this thread! By the way, nothing's going to stop this yankee
from moving to North Carolina when the time is ripe! I'm a real sudophile
(can I use that word in a public newsgroup?)

Betsy

Quote:
> Stay the hell in Texas -- Tennessee really sucks!
> Backward labor laws, no zoning in many places.
> Lots of rednecks! You wouldn't like it here!

> And that goes for the other Yankees, transplanted or not,
> too!
> O magnet-south!
> O glistening, perfumed South! my South!
> O quick mettle, rich ***, impulse and love!
> Good and evil! O all dear to me!

> Walt Whitman, _O Magnet-south_

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by Rich Campbe » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00


: Stephanie
:  - am I going crazy or am I the only one who can tell you're being
: sarcastic in this thread! By the way, nothing's going to stop this yankee
: from moving to North Carolina when the time is ripe! I'm a real sudophile
: (can I use that word in a public newsgroup?)
:
: Betsy

   I can't find this word in the dictionary but sud
comes from sudor - sweat.  And I know that phile means
love or like.  So...you love sweat???  Well to each his own.

   I forget... why do we southerners hate yankees.  And just
who is a yankee anyway?  How far north do you have to go to
find them?  I would like to find out just how far reaching
our hatred is.  Do we hate people on the west coast too?
Many of those states didn't exist or join in the Civil War
but I'm sure that as southerners we must.

   I'm surprised at how bigoted that this discussion has gotten
from an initial query about someone thinking that Tennessee
might be a nice place to live and garden.  I'm sure he's better
off in Texas if the response here is indicative of what he would
face in Tennessee.  I've only seen one civil response from
a Tennessean.  Hopefully I've missed a few civil posts!

   Nothing I've read seems to be teasing or sarcastic in
from the tone of the remarks here.

   The original poster might think about moving to Kentucky
instead.  I don't think that you'll get the Rebel attitude
there that I've seen from the posters here.  Temps can get
a little hot but not like here in Texas and the winters can
get cold but I'm sure not like Wisconsin.  It's a pretty
state and I'm sure that you could create a wonderful Garden
there.

   And rec.gardens used to be such a nice place...

--
Rich Campbell, USDA zone 7 (near Dallas)

It is possible to have a carefree garden
   as long as you don't care what you grow.


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Hello Tennessee

Post by John A. Stanl » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>Stephanie
> - am I going crazy or am I the only one who can tell you're being
>sarcastic in this thread!

The original poster posted from ix.netcom.com which includes in the
header which nntp-posting-host was used. The guy bashing Tennessee
was in fact posting from Tennessee. He obviously wants to keep his
pristine state all to himself.

Quote:

>> Stay the hell in Texas -- Tennessee really sucks!
>> Backward labor laws, no zoning in many places.
>> Lots of rednecks! You wouldn't like it here!

>> And that goes for the other Yankees, transplanted or not,
>> too!

>> O magnet-south!
>> O glistening, perfumed South! my South!
>> O quick mettle, rich ***, impulse and love!
>> Good and evil! O all dear to me!

>> Walt Whitman, _O Magnet-south_

--

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by John T. Klausne » Wed, 20 Nov 1996 04:00:00



writes:

Quote:


>: Stephanie
>:  - am I going crazy or am I the only one who can tell you're being
>: sarcastic in this thread! By the way, nothing's going to stop this
yankee
>: from moving to North Carolina when the time is ripe! I'm a real
sudophile
>: (can I use that word in a public newsgroup?)
>:
>: Betsy

>   I can't find this word in the dictionary but sud
>comes from sudor - sweat.  And I know that phile means
>love or like.  So...you love sweat???  Well to each his own.

"sud" is the german word for south, so I would assume that sudophile is
a lover of the south.  Fits the context too!
SueK
 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by wilo.. » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00


I was making a posting to rec.gardens and the "reply to group" screen
showed the name of this newsgroup instead - misc.rural,rec.gardens.
Sounds interesting and I think I'll find how to subscribe to the group for
a while.  I grew up in the Indiana countryside and still miss it!


Gardening:  USDA Zone 9, Central Florida
Dog lovers:  What's your breed?  Mine is Brittany!

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by Loretta McFadd » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00


 The guy bashing Tennessee

Quote:
> was in fact posting from Tennessee. He obviously wants to keep his
> pristine state all to himself.

Yes, I know. But thanks for clarifying it again.

Betsy

 
 
 

Hello Tennessee

Post by froste.. » Sun, 01 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Love your letter..being from the great state myself..
 We also have a saying....you know the difference between a yankee and a
D--
yankee..a yankee comes to visit..a D---yankee comes to stay...
   but to be fair...I am a grower..and last year went to the north to
visit...during the coldest of winter winds their greenhouses was alive
with beautiful color...They maybe Yanks...but they to love to garden...