My name is...Testa Bryant

Gardener loves growing vegetables and flowers

Posted 3/6/18

About me I came to Colorado 39 years ago, right before my 11th birthday. I moved here with my mom from St. Paul, Minnesota, because she had some respiratory issues that kept coming up, so we were …

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My name is...Testa Bryant

Gardener loves growing vegetables and flowers

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About me

I came to Colorado 39 years ago, right before my 11th birthday. I moved here with my mom from St. Paul, Minnesota, because she had some respiratory issues that kept coming up, so we were headed to Arizona for the drier air, and ended up staying in Colorado. I graduated from Cedaredge High School, and moved to the Denver area after I got married. I moved to Parker in 1995. I have three sons and was a paraprofessional for Douglas County School District for 17 years. I don't currently have any furry pets, and I usually favor the less lovable pets, such as spiders, snakes and scorpions. I'm the one the neighbors call if they need a snake taken out of their yard.

Why I love Colorado

I do like the diversity of nature in Colorado, and I definitely love all the sunshine. I do enjoy hiking, but don't get out into the wilderness as much as I should. In the summer I get lost in my yard. I love gardening and tend a vegetable garden and lots of flower gardens. My front yard is purples and blues, I kind of have a theme for all my gardens. I love the Lowes sale each year, and sometimes I'll take something to one of my close neighbors and plant it in their yard.

In my opinion the world would be a better place ...

If we could learn to be more tolerant of each other. Rules for ourselves don't have to mean they are the rules everyone else has to follow. It doesn't mean we have to hate each other because of what other people say and do. I will always share advice or help others when I can, regardless of religion, gender or race. By and far we are all just people.

My inspiration

I've always admired Benjamin Franklin, and the way he thought. The person who inspired me to go into teaching was Mrs. Cassius. I was in fourth grade, and we had a young man named Dusty, who had special needs. He loved to draw, and was really good at it, but sometimes he didn't do his assignments because he was busy drawing. Mrs. Cassius caught him drawing one day, and we all waited for her to scold him. Instead, she told him if he would do his math first, she would supply him with paper and he could sell his drawing to kids in the class for a nickel or quarter each. I thought that was the most wonderful thing. She didn't scold him, she motivated him.

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