Below at the home of Bishop Holliman in 1954, Johnson City, Tennessee. Far left and far right, twins born 1940, Jerry and Terry Holliman, Euhal's sons and middle, left and right, Glenn N. Holliman, b 1946 and Rebecca Holliman Payne, b 1950, all preparing for a game of baseball in the front yard. Jerry and Terry had traveled with their grandparents from Alabama to visit. Bishop was a field representative for the Social Security Administration, and made numerous relocations in the 1950s and early 1960s. We lived in Johnson City from 1952 to 1957.
“Of course Honey, you know how much I miss you and Patsy, b 1942. I am glad you have her with you; she is so sweet. We are fighting for the loved ones at home. That is the reason we are here. So that she and you can live peacefully, and she can grow up unafraid.”
That day, the U.S. Army liberated Rome.
The next morning, Bishop Holliman would hear over the ether waves the alert for all U.S. ships that the great invasion of France was on. He and millions of others hoped against hope that the end of the war was drawing neigh. We know the brutal conflict would continue for another 11 months in Europe and Japan would not surrender until August 1945.