Tri County Living - Winter 2021

Tri County Living Cover - Winter 2021

We are so excited to share our second issue of TCL with you! It has often been said “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” When I think about the hours spent compiling this edition this quote comes to mind, that’s not to say that it wasn’t hard work, but after 12 years I still LOVE what I do and am so thankful for it.

Working alongside lifelong friends is just a perk of the job (check out Johnna’s Page for some great insights to implement in 2021). Thank you to Kim Bearden for the amazing pictures this issue (I love that she photographed my wedding 14 years ago & now we get to work together on this project).

If you are interested in doing freelance photography in Jones, Taylor, Shackelford, or Haskell counties please call us at 325-668-6662 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Pearls of Wisdom series are interviews of Tri County residents from the greatest generation. My grandmother, Dorothy Lundgren, is among this generation, and while she had no interest in “being featured” she truly is the inspiration behind my desire to capture the infinite wisdom and authenticity this generation possesses. The countless hours spent visiting over a glass of tea at her kitchen table are some of my happiest moments. Whether its hearing stories of days gone by or just enjoying a hand of cards there really is no other place I would rather be. I know we can all learn from the insights shared from these sweet stories of a life well lived and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Look for more in 2022 and feel free to write us with article suggestions and people profiles that are near and dear to your heart.

We sincerely thank our advertisers for their participation and for our readers for supporting them by shopping local and for telling them you enjoyed this publication.

Tri County Living - Premier Edition

Tri County Living Cover - Premier Issue

My husband, Matt, and I have been married almost thirteen years and started our publishing company eleven years ago, mimicking his parent’s publishing firm in Georgia. We are grateful to have their expertise as they have been in publishing over 35 years. Tri County Living is an annual publication encompassing Jones, Haskell, & Shackelford counties and features the people, places, and businesses that make this such an amazing place to call home, as I know full well.

I was beyond excited when my friend, Johnna Oman Page, first shared a desire to start a Hometown Living Magazine here in our hometown. In God’s perfect timing, he opened the door to make this possible and birthed the concept of TCL while she and I shared a cup of coffee and prayer. We could not be more thrilled & thankful with the result of our premier edition and hope you agree. (Check out Johnna’s Page (8) and get to know the face of Tri County Living).

My family has farmed and ranched in Jones county for seven generations. Johnna’s family and my own have also been neighbors and friends for many of those generations and I am so thankful to continue that tradition. Like our readers, I am proud to be from “God’s Country.” The amazing thing about this first edition is already learning new things about the area that has been home for so long. Did you know that Cook Children’s Hospital was not only named after, but created by a family right here in Albany? We welcome you to share your article ideas with us for consideration in future editions. Email content@ or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for submissions. We hope you too learn something you didn’t already know about this amazing Tri County area which is rich with tradition, history, agriculture, and the best people I know.

TCL comes at no cost to you thanks to the generosity of our advertisers. So please let them know you saw their ad in TRI COUNTY LIVING and remember to SHOP LOCAL. If you are interested in seeing your business in TCL contact Johnna at 325.669.1149. Check out our Tri County Traditions section and schedule your staycation by planning to attend the flurry of events that take place annually here in your own backyard.