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Waverly, Tennessee, 37185, USA – February 2018 — Our climate is typically mild in the spring and sometimes breezy. We get hot and sometimes very humid in the summer. We are mild and usually dry in the fall. We can get a very mixed bag of weather in the winter. Sometimes it is biting cold with sleet, ice or snow, yet sometimes we can be mild with rain. We get a few tornadoes in our surrounding areas from time to time, usually in the early spring, but they can occur at other times of the year as well if the temperatures are mild enough and the thunderstorms are just right. Overall, we get the typical four seasons. It is a pretty pleasant place to live as far as the weather goes.

Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA – February 2018 — Hendersonville, Tennessee The climate in Hendersonville, just outside Nashville, is typical of mid-southern cities. The city experiences all four seasons every year with winters that are reasonably mild but summers that are humid and often fairly hot during peak summer months. The climate contrasts markedly from cities not to much further north where winters are quite a bit more severe but is very similar to most southern cities in the summer where the heat and humidity are often noteworthy.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA — I reside in Chattanooga, TN, and the weather can be fairly unpredictable. In the winter snow isn’t the major threat, but ice is. Since the temperature doesn’t get low enough consistently in the afternoon the snow melts during the day, and then freezes over at night. Resulting in unsafe amounts of ice on the roadways. That’s not including how windy it can be, and makes the air very dry. During the spring the area gets a fair amount of rain. It doesn’t rain often, but when it does it pours down as much as possible.And when it’s not raining the air is undeniably humid. The air feels so thick, and it’s difficult to breathe as a result.

Munford, Tennessee, USA — January 2018 — I grew up in Munford, Tennessee; a small town about an hour north of Memphis. Growing up there wasn’t much to like as it was a very small town then with not much going on. At the time I did seem to like how simple things were, of course I was a child and did not know much about the world. It did grow very old as I got older and by the time I was a teenager I could not wait to get out and see the world. At 18 I joined the Army and left Munford behind. I have made a few trips back over the years to visit my dad and I have to say that the place has grown quite a bit since I left. Where there used to be just a few places to eat, there are now many of the normal fast food places that most other towns have had for years. The town itself has tried to update itself to the times and for the most part it seems to have worked. Most of the people who live there commute to Memphis for work and it seems like that number has grown substantially since I left. I plan to make many more trips with my kids to visit my dad and just see the place as it continues to grow.

Memphis, Tennessee, USA — December 2016 —  All of my life I have heard the story of the April 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (I was four when it happened.) When we visited Memphis in March 2011, and actually saw the hotel where he was shot, it was a completely different experience from reading about it in the history books or seeing old news clips on TV. From the street, I gazed up at the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, where King spent the last moment of his life.

The Lorraine Hotel has been turned into the National Civil Rights Museum. From inside the building, we saw the inside of the room where King stayed. Across the street from the hotel, we visited the boarding house (now also part of the museum) where King’s assassin James Earl Ray registered under an alias. We peered inside the bathroom and saw the window he looked out of when he fired the fatal shot. Ray had learned through newspaper accounts where Martin Luther King Jr. was staying. The visit to Memphis piqued my interest in the case, and after returning home, I read Hellhound on his Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History by Hampton Sides. I highly recommend the book, as well as a visit to the hotel-turned museum.