Therman Jones is a tool replenisher who worked for Harbor Freight and Eleanor Jones is a volunteer through North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

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How many children do you have?

We have five children.

Who’s older?

Therman is almost 6 years older than I am but, he still looks good.

How long have you been together?

We have been together for 54 1/2 years and it’s been good, I can’t complain. Of course like all couples, or even friends, we don’t always see eye-to-eye, but we’ve always been able to work through every situation.

Who talked to whom first?

Therman saw me in church. He asked, “Why would your dad haul such a pretty little girl in such a raggedy truck?”

His twin brother, Herman, tried to talk to me before Therman did but we didn’t hit it off at all.

Who said “I love you” first?

Therman, he thought he would lose me to another male friend.

Did you go to the same school?

Yes, we both attended high school in Danville, VA

Where do you go the most as a couple?We, have a singing ministry so we mainly go to church and nursing homes around the region. 

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together?

We went to Maui, HI, for a family wedding. We also included alone time while we were there by taking a romantic helicopter ride over Maui.

Who has the worst temper?

I will go off in a heartbeat, but I don’t stay that way. I express myself and then I’m done with it. Therman is laid back but when he does go off he’s like a tornado, look out and run for cover.

Who does the cooking?

I do most of the cooking. Therman has surprised me a few times with a romantic cooked meal.

Who is more social?

I am because I like to be around people; Therman is more of home body. He likes to stay at home and work around the house, he likes to do everything from house repair to car repairs.

Who is the neat-freak?

He is, he is going to make sure everything is in its place. I’m neat but not to where I but everything back where they belong, especially if I’m going to use it again in a short span of time.

I cleaned private homes and commercial buildings for 36 years so I’m clean and efficient, but not a neat-freak.

Who is the most stubborn?

He’s says I am. He’s the one that’s been dealing with me all the years so, I guess he would know.

Who wakes up earlier?

I do, then I wake Therman and we start our Bible Study.

Where was your first date?

We attended a high school basketball game at Southville High School in Danville, it was an all Black School.

Who cries more?

I do, when I do, it’s usually over something. I don’t just cry to be crying.

Who wears the pants?

Therman does and always will. I don’t mind letting him wear the pants because he takes good care of me and has done so for all these years.

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