Mankind has been trying to outwit nature since the beginning of gardening. The Romans were among the first.
It has been recorded that Emperor Tiberius was able to have fresh cucumbers on his table in every month of the year.
There is something fascinating about having summer flowers in the winter and enjoying fruits and vegetables out of season. Since ancient times, forcing plants and building greenhouses has developed into quite a sophisticated art.
25 Years Ago
Harriman’s first baby of 1989 made her arrival at 1:09 p.m. Jan. 7 in Harriman City Hospital. Taniensha Annette Thomas, daughter of Tyrone and Seressa Thomas of Rockwood, weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. For making her milestone appearance into the world, Taniensha was awarded at $50 savings bond by the hospital.
25 Years Ago
Roane County’s first baby of 1989 made his appearance at 8:55 a.m. Jan. 3. Ian Joseph Hiestand weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and was born in Baptist Hospital of Roane County (formerly Chamberlain Memorial Hospital), Rockwood. Parents Robert and Lisa Hiestand both worked at Chase Instruments. Grandparents of the New Year baby were Robert and Jane Lawson of Rockwood, and Tom and Marjorie Hiestand of Kingston.