Congratulations to Mr. John Beaver at 1029 Dudley Drive for being chosen for Amity Gardens May Yard of the Month!!
“I am really caught off guard, my yard seems so ragged now. Thank you for the Honor and, yes, I will accept.
As for my back ground; I have lived in this neighborhood since late 2016 for the second time. I live with my best feline friend, Gilligan who is 16 years old. My wife and I bought our first home in 1968 in Amity Gardens on Dudley Drive and lived here until 1980. I don’t live in the same house now that we first bought but I knew the neighborhood and like where I now live. There are quite a few changes since living in the neighborhood earlier. We used Unaka Drive for our main entrance and exit, there was no going under Independence Boulevard there was a traffic light at Independence and Pierson Drive. And there was no Walmart.
My wife and I had three (3) children and the want for more bathroom space we moved to Mint Hill in 1980. My children are now grown, two live in Charlotte and 1 lives in Mint Hill. Sadly, my wife passed away in 2008 after a bought with cancer. Following her death I felt it best to move from Mint Hill and the house I now live in became available. There are many points about the house/yard that appeal to me. My neighbors are fantastic.
I do try to maintain my yard, I enjoy the outdoors, flowers and trees. A previous owner has left many beautiful shrubs. With the shrubs along Eaton Rd along the north side of my back yard and shrubs along the south side provide a privacy that I enjoy.”