He shed, she shed: Thompsons build a place of beauty

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Photos by Nancy Ayers

There’s a phrase: The eyes are the windows to the soul, but it’s the hands that define you. In Jere Roberts Thompson’s case, her skillful hands define her passion for beauty, nature and serenity. It seems in addition to be a fine seamstress and long-time member of Shelbyville Woman’s Club, she has yet another interest, which is gardening. Jere’s work has such eye-appeal that it recently drew the attention of the beautification committee of Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce. Chair Sara Wood spent time in Jere’s garden, and says she came away with confidence it being chosen as this month’s honoree. The Thompsons’ colorful landscape at 218 Brooklyn Circle captured this month’s “Yard of the Month” award, sponsored by Coldwell Banker. Jere said she was definitely surprised and elated at receiving the award.