Written by Bill Kopp
At Asheville Playgrounds, a Couple Builds Custom Structures Designed for Fun
In 2006, Evelyn Anderson and Jerry Hajek were ready to leave Houston, Texas. In their many years together, the couple had lived all over the United States, and they traveled a good bit as well, often staying in campgrounds with their recreational vehicle. But they had eventually settled in Houston, where Evelyn launched a plant nursery. “One that didn’t succeed,” she explains with a hearty laugh. By that point, Jerry had spent most of his adult life working as a draftsman in the commercial/industrial sign industry. “My cocktail party joke,” he says, “was that I get to tell you where to go!” But by ‘06, the married couple was on the hunt for new challenges and a change of scenery.
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