Hello everyone! Let me begin with a brief introductionby Jeffrey Havard on 01/25/13
Someone suggested that I start writing a blog so that you all could get to know me on a more personal level. I guess I will start at the beginning .
I was born in Natchez, Mississippi on November 11th 1978. I've got three brothers and 2 sisters-all half siblings. I have 2 brothers and a sister on my mom's side and a brother and sister in Oklahoma City on my dad's side. Mom's side (including her) live in and around Chattanooga, TN. I come from a close family; I guess that's how it is with most all country folks! The majority of my free life, I spent here in Mississippi and Louisiana. My earliest years were spent in South Louisiana, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I started first grade ( I skipped kindergarten) in 1983, when I was just before 5 years old in Lutcher, LA. Within a year or so we moved to LaPlace, 20 miles west of New Orleans and I stayed there until two months after Hurricane Andrew (Oct 1992) and moved to my grandparents (mom's parents) in Natchez. I remained there (mostly) until this tragedy 10 years ago. I finished school in 1995, when I was 16 years old. After graduation, I worked mostly off-shore on boats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
I have been a sports fan all of my life. However, sports have become more exciting to me since I have been here. Sports, I guess, serves as a distraction from my current reality more than anything. Baseball will be starting up soon. It's my favorite sport, and I love the Red Sox! My second favorite team is St. Louis. LSU has always been my favorite college team and as for NFL, I like the Saints and the Steelers. Recently, Will Cook, a supporter and friend came up with a college bowl pick contest for me and some of the people who support me to participate in. I was happy to hear that I won! Thanks to all of you who have stuck beside me and support me. You are appreciated more than you know!