See Temple has really felt like a family member. We would go to company picnics. Mom would load us up in the truck and we would take my dad lunch. I have lots of good memories of going to the plant and sitting under a shady pine and eating lunch with daddy. Every day of my childhood is tainted with the smell of pine. My dad would come home with a thin layer of pine shavings on him. That smell always takes me back to being a little girl and running to my daddy after he got home from work. That East Texas pine smell is so relaxing to me that I searched all over Greensboro NC for the perfect candle when it came time to give birth. I knew I needed that pine smell to relax and bring my baby into this world.
Temple is also important to me because I received a $3K/year scholarship to go to college. It was that scholarship that allowed me to follow my dreams and go to Hollins University. I loved my time at Hollins. It was being there that allowed me to grow and become a confident woman. Without that scholarship, my life would be way different. It was that step to Hollins that would set me up to go to UNC-Greensboro and finally finding my true career path, librarianship.
|My official Temple Foundation Scholarship picture w/Dad. cira 1997|