Commentary
12:25 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Give Yourself a Pat on the Back

Delores Turner (left) and her friend Monica Johnson (right). Turner says it took her years to learn to be proud of herself while working hard to achieve personal goals.
Delores Turner (left) and her friend Monica Johnson (right). Turner says it took her years to learn to be proud of herself while working hard to achieve personal goals.
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In the late 1940’s, Delores Turner grew up in Opelika, Alabama. She was the youngest of six and always wanted to please her mother. It was a powerful motivation that pushed her to be a straight A student. But one day her desire changed. Delores describes to her friend Monica Johnson how a combination of disappointments and hard work influenced the new way she pursued success.

StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives.  It is a project of the ECHO Network, dedicated to building trusting relationships in our community.