Maxine Callie Terhune is proof that you don’t have to be a teenager to “do hard things.” She has read Do Hard Things three times — at 97 years old!
Ann Olsen, Mrs. Terhune’s daughter, had this to say about her mom: “Mom, I know that you knew how to do hard things from your earliest years; growing up on a self-sustaining farm with three sisters, marriage and surviving the Great Depression, losing a baby, later giving me life.
Then living through WWII. Teaching music in schools and sharing your love of music with hundreds of young, noisy but aspiring musicians. Working full time, plus giving private piano lessons in our home and still making time to teach Sunday School and entertain guests. You were always a very busy woman helping make the world a better place for others.
You still know how to do hard things–being a happy person even though your body is not supporting you as well as before. Waking up each morning with a smile on your face — just happy to be alive with the gift of another day . . . a day filled with family and friends who love you.”