Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HELLO Gibson County Tennessee - I'm Maryann Lowden

I'd Like to introduce myself, as I am new to Tennessee. I relocated from Connecticut a little over a year ago and live in Milan, TN

I created this blog as a way to get to know the area.

My Name is Maryann Lowden. I was born & raised in Connecticut. We moved to Texas in the early 80's, where I first experienced what "Southern Hospitality" was all about.

For anybody that asks the question: "What is Southern Hospitality" here is the definition......
Showing graciousness, kindness, and warmth to others. Behavior that is altruistic

I must add, that if you've even asked the above mentioned question - it is obvious that you live "Up North", where, sadly, you wouldn't understand, and this statement is coming from a transplanted "Yankee".

We lived in Texas for 20 years and then moved back to CT (due to my husband's employment) and I literally went kicking & screaming LOL.

Now that my husband is retired, his health plus the high cost of living in the Northeast led us to Tennessee, where my husband has family.

I absolutely LOVE the peacefulness in this little corner of West Tennessee - a welcome change from the fast pace where I came from. And one other thing - WARMER Weather !!!

As I am getting acquainted with the area, I plan to blog about people, places, and things of interest.

I welcome any comments, suggestions, and invite y'all to share on this site.

Until next time - I'll leave you with one of my favorite Bible Verses:

"Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen" 
(Hebrews 11:1)

I look forward to getting to know you !!