NANCY LOUGHBOROUGH WALKER
In 1952, Nancy Loughborough and her two sisters found themselves
on a train bound for Fort Worth.
She was one of eight children. She was poor; but her mother
paid $2.50 as a deposit for a life insurance policy, insuring her three
youngest children. Before she could make another payment, she died.
Nancy and her sisters, Judy and Barbara, got off the train in Fort Worth
and were met by Mr. Alexander, the superintendent of the Woodmen Circle
home. "He said, "Don't worry about a thing. From now
on we will take care of you," Nancy explained. "And that is exactly
Her older brothers were not so fortunate. They went into the
foster care system in Arizona, and no matter how hard officials with the
Home tried, the boys were not allowed to join their sisters here.
"When we came to the home, there were only four other children here,"
Nancy said. "The Alexanders raised us just like we were one big family,