This story of heritage began in 1847 when a Scottish emigrant settled in Tennessee, married a Decatur County, Tennessee woman and raised ten children. One of the grandsons of this emigrant figures prominently throughout most of the story and his wife was Nell Willodean.
Nell Willodean’s strength of character and survival is passed on to her daughter, Joyce Willodean. Both struggled and endured many things that tested their faith and often pushed them into making bad decisions, yet they persevered.
Joyce’s story of her mother’s life progresses through several stages until her passing in 2003 but includes Joyce’s own growth and struggles from her birth as a twin. It continues through their lives, with many references to “old Nashville” of the 50’s to present day.
It is a true, historical account of the growth of two strong women, overcoming problems, often lacking support, yet often receiving help from unexpected Angels.