Hi, I was hoping there would be a Chattanooga community forum and here you are!! I'm so happy to (virtually) meet you all.
I'm really sorry but I do have an agenda for joining the board and want to be up front from the outset (moderators feel free to throw me off / ban me if you feel I'm invading your community - I don't want to disrespect people's sense of privacy). I'm doing some research into American History, and I'm looking to connect with people who can help me understand various places / historical events or even the feel for a community into which I'm researching. I'm a genuine human being not looking to exploit anybody, I've just come to be interested in Tennessee in the course of my research and Chattanooga in particular.
I hope it's ok to join here and if anybody is interested in helping me please please get in touch with me (I've noticed some budding photography enthusiasts on the board and a few threads about various places in historical times). But most of all I'm seeking to get a feel of the Chattanoogan community spirit and ethos, so I hope it's ok to just engage generally too !! :-)
Once again, I'm just introducing myself and hope it's ok to join here, but would naturally respect your wishes if it's a problem.