Jim, this is especially for you since I know you like to keep records of the mentions of our kin.Plus, I think this Fly may be of your Middle Tenn. branch of the kin.On August 24, 2002, the following short article appeared in the Knoxville Tenn. News-Sentinel.I just happened to notice it because of my profession (if you remember, I'm a geologist dealing with groundwater quality - contamination in wells and springs and such).Anyway, here it is:
"Who Needs Bottled Water When You've Got a Spring?"
-by the Associated Press
Columbia, Tenn. - It's just like bottled water, only better.So says Spring Hill resident Sonya Thurman, referring to the deep well of opportunities the Mother Nature provides Maury County residents.
In at least four public places and hundreds of private springs in Maury County, folks can enjoy pure spring water right out of the rocks.Thurman held a milk jug under a plastic pipe at a popular water tap this week.
The country's phosphate-rich limestone base produces the pure water, said Alton Kelley of the Middle Tennessee Visitor's Bureau.
"There's always been a spring here," said Wilson Fly, whose family maintains a plastic pipe that runs deep into the water-rich rock.
And that's it....is Wilson one of your clan Jim?Well, I hadn't put much up lately - busy at work and no time to research, but I thought you might like to stick that in your files.See y'all later!