"I was born in 1927 and was the only girl in a family of three brothers. My older brother Milas had a paper route, and on Saturdays after collecting money for the week he would give my younger brother and me a quarter each so that we could go to the Saturday movie and get popcorn and and a coke. Milas became a pilot in the Air Force and was killed in World War II in 1945. Living through the war years, the death of my brother, the death of President Roosevelt, the use of the atom bomb at the end of the war, and the murder of President Kennedy have been burned into my memory. As the country turned to God during those dark days, as well as more recently after the attack of 9/11, I believe we must again return to God to seek his guidance and blessings on our great country as we go through the turmoil of this election year."
Terry, age 16, senior in high school:
Terry, husband Jim, and their young family:
Jim served in the military during WWII, and Terry worked with the Corps of Engineers. They met when he returned from the war in 1946 and dated 3 months before marrying and moving to Nashville for Jim to complete his engineering degree at Vanderbilt (on the G.I. Bill). "When I met Jim, I was 18 years old, having worked over a year at the Corps, so of course I was old enough to get married!" They were together until Jim's death in 1984 at the age of 61. Terry is now 88 years old.