February 22, 2003


Tennessee - "The Volunteer State"

Barry: "Tennessee is three distinct regions mixed into one state. You have East, Middle and West. Conservatives, moderates and liberals. Country music, bluegrass and blues. Mountains, hills, plains. Lakes, "cricks" and Rivers (as in the Mississippi). Scots, Irish, Dutch, German and British.

People that love heritage and people who love to always move forward. People who wave to you when they see you in their car, and people who wave from their front porches, and who wave from one end of Neyland Stadium to the other.

It's football, basketball and hockey.

It's Volunteers: in war, in peace, in natural disaster.

Tennessee is Survivors, Jack-Asses, and Kings of Rock And Roll.

Tennessee is anything and everything - it's South, it's Midwest, it's East Coast.

Tennessee's my home and it always will be."

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Posted by Lester on February 22, 2003 11:47 AM

There's so much to love in Tennessee!

In Nashville, there's the Grand Ol' Opry, Music Row, Painter's Alley, and The Predators.

In Memphis, they've got Graceland, Beale Street and Corky's BBQ.

Head East, and you'll find Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

And--my favorite thing--you can hit Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hike the Appalachian Trail.

Posted by: skits on February 23, 2003 12:23 PM

Standing on the Memphis banks of the mighty Mississippi River -- the Great Brown God in T.S. Eliot's words -- watching the swift, remorseless, volcanic rush of the waters. You look across to Arkansas, to the flat-scoured earth and realize the vast, dark power of the river, unheeding and yet always waiting to remind us puny, short-lived mortals of its terrible strength.

Posted by: mike hollihan on February 23, 2003 03:39 PM

I live in rural South East Tennessee, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Our little town only has about 3000 people, but it's beautiful. Our only claim to fame is the National Cornbread Festival, which does get a little cheesy at times, but it's still fun. It's beautiful here. We're surrounded by mountians with the Tennesse River running right through the middle.

Posted by: sabrina on February 25, 2003 01:08 PM

One thing I love about Tennessee: Vanderbilt University, my alma mater.

Posted by: Jimnice on March 4, 2003 02:43 PM

Tennessee is my adopted state. As an expat from CA I was never so pleased as when I heard "well I don't know what you are but at least your not a yankee". Pleasant people, sweet music, middle America, southern charm, soft air and four seasons. Thanks Tennessee for welcoming me.

Posted by: MarcS on March 8, 2003 12:50 AM