#1 Pea Patch

Tony Finger spends his retirement years in his yard and garden, including taking care of his purple hull pea patch.

WALNUT — Seventy-eight-year-old Anthony “Tony” Finger takes a seat at his dining room table inside his 2,000-square-foot, two-story house on a bumpy, pot-hole filled Tippah County Road 302.

The narrow, mostly one-lane road and the landowner’s 40 acres suggest the rural landscape it perhaps may be, but the Finger homeplace is actually in Walnut’s city limits.


A 1981 University of Tennessee - Martin graduate, Mark Boehler has over 40 years of journalism experience. His wife Dawn is the love of his life and they share five grown children and 10 grandchildren. His passion is his work - writing and photography.

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