Terry Hodge lives less than a mile from the house where he grew up.
All these years later, he may not have gone very far but the neighborhood doesn’t look anything like it once did.
He and his wife Linda built their home in 1995. It’s catty-corner behind the Middle Tennessee State University campus just off Greenland Drive on the backside of Scotland Acres.
That area of Murfreesboro wasn’t Terry Hodgedeveloped until around 1990. So while growing up in the 1960s, when Hodge and his friends weren’t playing sports, they were oftentimes messing around in large open fields. Like Hodge, there are a number of kids who grew up there in the 60s and 70s who have since moved back.
Every morning when he leaves his house, driving through Scotland Acres is a reminder of those days gone by and just how much the city he’s called home his entire life has changed.
“Going down the road every now and then I’ll look out behind Reeves Rogers (Elementary) School,” Hodge said, “that’s where we used to play all the time.
“I guess, it’s the good old days.”