Happy Anniversary TiLaV

Four years ago today I wrote the first post for this site,

LaVergne, Tennessee.  According to the city website, “The history of the City goes back to the 1700’s when the ancestors of some of La Vergne’s current residents settled in the area to begin their new life. The man the city was named after, Francois Leonard Gregorie de Roulhac de lavergne, eventually moved to Tennessee from France. He lived on the land, often turning his cattle onto what he reportedly termed as “la vergne.” Many historians have translated that to mean “the green” — as in green pasture — and say that’s how the town got its name. Others however, say that the town was named La Vergne because of Roulhac’s family name. However the name came to be, the United States Post Office officially gave the city its name the same day that Roulhac died in 1852.” Read more about LaVergne’s history by clicking HERE.

Since that first day, we’ve written 1,049 posts (this is #1050), we’ve had 5,089 comments (well, actually more than that but I delete spam, sales pitches, etc.).   Our first ever comment came from our friend over at This is Smyrna and Smyrna AM Columnist Gunner Miller.  After I published a list of LaVergne restaurants, he asked if I knew of one called “Pass the Salt” (didn’t know it then, don’t know it now).

We’ve had over 300,000 views since starting on February 2, 2006.  Our busiest day was Tuesday, November 4, 2008 when we had 845 page views.   Today we’ve had 458.   Besides our main page, the post that’s had the most views of all time is the one called Optical Illusion Ballet Dancer with over 5,000 hits.   Other very popular posts are Time to Spring Clean Your Home and Giant Mosquitoes Invade LaVergne.

There have been times when I’ve laughed while writing articles and reading the subsequent comments.  There have been times I’ve been aggravated.  We’ve talked schools, politics, crime, neighbors, real estate, and various activities and events around town.  I told you about my cat dying and how great LaVergne Veterinary Clinic was. I suggested the best barbecue ever can be found at The Lazy Pig and that The Noodle House has amazing Thai food.  I’ve tried to share real estate that has value, but really do wish more people would refer me to their friends, families, and colleagues… I’m not greedy … just enough to make a living would be good!

Most importantly, however, a lot of people have connected with each other through this site.   I hope you’ve found friendships through This is LaVergne and that you’ve gained a sense of belonging through your comments, our discussions, and everyone’s ideas.  Thank you for stopping by these last four years!

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