Nancy Terrell

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Nancy Terrell
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Nancy Clendenin Terrell was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1940 to James Emmett Terrell, Executive Vice President of Mead Johnson Company and Nannie Belle Clendenin. On the Terrell side she traces her family back to President Thomas Jefferson (her 8th great uncle) whose sister, Martha, is Nancy's 8th great grandmother. Nancy is an internationally known journalist whose articles featuring cruising and life in the greater Caribbean are widely read. She is a graduate of DePauw University where she was a member of Kappa Kapppa Gamma and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was an honors student. Her ... more »

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Turning Seventy

a crossroads -
explaining -
exhilaration -
upon turning 70
finally taken seriously
a years difference
remarkable
lastly, an elder
now valued?

ridiculed ideas
in younger years
good-looking –
a detriment to women
“Have you really thought about this, honey? ? ”
never said today
brilliant or demented?

theories held constant
now formulated
into popular beliefs
previously considered
preposterous
a part of today’s culture
a few decades
make the difference?

possibilities
now gleaned
nere flighty, spacey...

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