I'm richly blessed to
have a warm, supportive immediate and extended
I was born and raised in
Tullahoma, Tennessee. My father, Robert H.
Jackson, Sr., a University of Tennessee graduate,
retired in 1998 from his job as Senior Stress
Analysis Engineer at
Arnold Engineering and
Development Center and my mother,
Peggy Ormes Jackson, manages the household.
I have one sister, Patricia
(Trish) Jackson Potts. She and her husband, Hal,
have two beautiful daughters, Bridgette and Kellye
and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Hal is a CPA
involved in personal management for the music
industry. Trish completed her Masters in Fine Arts
degree, currently is employed as a teacher in a
Nashville area school system, and balances career,
husband, daughters and a household.
I have a godson, Cassidy Cripe. In February, 1997
his girlfriend, Lora, gave birth to a son, Chase.
and Chase live in Illinois and, in spite of lots
of difficulties, both hold special places in my
Through Cassidy's infinite
several fuzzy small pets
have inhabited my home in past years.
I enjoy travel, theme parks
(especially Disney), national parks, hiking in the
Smoky Mountains National Park,
and dining out.
Some of my favorite things:
|POG (a Passionfruit, Orange, Guava beverage
blend served regularly in the Hawaiian Islands)|
|My mother's homemade chili over
|Darjeeling Autumnal Tea with
|OKF brand Coco Natural coconut
|Fresh lean ground beef cooked
|Clive Cussler fiction|
|The Hilton Waikoloa on the Big
Island in Hawaii|
|Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando|
|Traveling in Italy with my
Heart of Family
Central to every healthy
family is an unfailing but regularly challenged
commitment to unconditional love.