By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWN â Lewis Cahoone Jr. sits in his garden paradise at the end of Pineland Drive and credits maternal nurturing with instilling an interest and talent in growing beautiful things.
âShe took care of the yard and gardens,â he says. âMy three sisters â two are deceased â and I took after my mother.â
Lewis, who retired June 29 as supervisor of the physical plant and grounds for the North Kingstown School Department, will have even more time to add to the towering floral displays, wending trails and handcrafted birdhouses he has created.