Terry Hargrove suffers from “Fourth-of-Seven” syndrome. He’s pretty much the classic case. He was born on July 10, 1955, the day after “Rock Around the Clock” became the first bona fide rock and roll song to make it to the number one spot on the Billboard charts. He is convinced that this means something.
After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy in 1973, was discharged for sleepwalking in 1975, and eventually earned an English degree from Middle Tennessee State University (Go Blue Raiders!) in 1981. He taught English and reading for over 23 years in Tennessee before migrating north to Connecticut in 2005.
He worked as a reporter and columnist for the Pictorial Gazette (RIP) in Old Saybrook from 2005 until 2007, and won the prestigious New England Press Association first place award for local history reporting in 2006. He still isn’t sure how he pulled that one off.
His first anthology of columns, Don’t Mind Me, a Tennessean Lost in Connecticut, was published by Ladder Press in 2007. It makes a lovely gift. He is currently employed as a language arts teacher in Norwich, Connecticut. He has also recently considered making a run for the United States Senate, although he is undecided about which party he should be affiliated with. He has always aspired to make enough money to be a Republican, but that hasn’t happened yet. He is also fond of his testicles, so he doubts he would fit in with the Democrats. The laughter you hear is coming from his wife.
He lives with his laughing wife and son beside the Connecticut River, and he has a daughter cruising in her pick-up truck somewhere south of Nashville.