I met Marianne when I lived in Starkville, Mississippi. She was an ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a Horticulture/Floral Management major at Mississippi State University. She is probably one of the sweetest people I've ever met with an incredible disposition. Her daughter, Juliet, or "Jules" as Marianne and Jeff call her has the same sweet personality. We spent the morning at the Athens Botanical Gardens. Jeff, also an MSU grad, is now at the University of Georgia working on his PhD.