Laura Whitehead Horn

Profile Updated: February 5, 2018
Name of your Spouse/Partner? How long have you been married/in relationship? If your spouse is deceased, date of death. Terry Gowen Horn. We will be married 48 years June 27th
Number of children? Number of grandchildren? Number of great grandchildren? Rebecca, born 1978
Married to Kent Messner , they live in Nashville
I have 2 grandsons, Tate More…who is 17, in 11th grade, and Phin who is 12 in the 6th grade.
Are you retired? If not, what is your occupation? If so, how do you spend your spare time?

Retired

What items remain on your bucket list? Which items have you checked off?

I love hiking. A couple of years ago, I finally made it to Mt. Le Conte in the Great Smokies and spent the night in the lodge. Fantastic! We went up the 6 1/2 mile trail and down the 5 mile trail.
I want to go to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone Parks, and hike.

What is your greatest achievement?

My daughter, she is an amazing woman and mother to my 2 grandsons.

What is your greatest reward in life?

I do lots of volunteer work at my church. I have worked with children most of my life. I had a children's choir for many years, worked with a performing arts group for 6 years, taught 3 and 4 year olds for 7 years.
Now since I retired, I have joined The Lions Club and I do eye screening for children age 1 year thru high school. I'm doing about 1,200 kids a year. This also requires a lot of fund raising because I just got a new piece of equipment called a Plus Optic machine that cost $8,000. It is fantastic piece of equipment.

What are some of your healthy habits?

Since I retired, I am full time grounds keeper for our 2 1/2 acres of land. Mowing, weeding, digging, trimming is also great exercise! I collect wild flowers and perennials.
I also have a vegetable garden, love eating my veggies!

What words of wisdom would you like to pass on to us?

Smile and be happy! God loves you!
Don't sit on your couch when you retire, volunteer!

Share your most embarrassing or your funniest high school memory:

We were on a FBLA trip to Nashville, and I had a date with cute guy from CMA. We were downtown all dressed up and went to Cain Sloane Department Store across from the Capital. We got on the escalator and some how my hose caught on something at the bottom and by the time we got to the top, that hose was gone! I was mortified and Ricky was laughing his head off!

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Dollywood, can't visit East TN without a dose of Dolly.
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Favorite Place: Longwood Gardens, In PA
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Rebecca and Kent, grandsons Tate and Phin