Hi Trish. I see you are from the big town of Smithville. Howdy neighbor. When I think of Smithville, three things from my youth come to mind: The Fiddlers Jamboree, trout fishing in Pine Creek, and Dairy Queen. When I was a boy, I lived in Lebanon (still do) where we did not have a Dairy Queen (and still don't). I always liked going to Smithville where they only had a Dairy Queen.
I wonder if you might have known my good friend John Jennings who was from Liberty but attended high school in Smithville. I think his mother might have taught school there as well. Had he lived, John would have been in his early 40s or so, but was killed in a car accident 10 or 12 years ago. Ten years before that, John was paralyzed from the shoulders down in another car accident. His younger brother, I'm sorry I cannot remember his name, was likewise killed in a car wreck in Smithville when he was in high school, maybe 25 or so years ago. Any of that ring a bell?
It is good to see another Tennessee nonbeliever on board. I a friend in college from your neck of the woods. Did you know John Jennings? He was killed in a car wreck a dozen or so years ago, but would have been about 40 had he lived.