Terry, Peggy Meyers have made county home since 1974
Terry and Peggy Meyers grew up on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. Peggy’s mother was a teacher and her father owned a grocery store on the main street of Gilbert. The family lived in an apartment behind the store.
She said her father made his own wine and enjoyed sharing a glass with customers and friends. The family never knew who might be joining them at mealtime. Her father was always willing to help anyone in need. He took over the family store when he was 18 years old.After being drafted at 30 years old, he served in France, Belgium and Germany. He returned to Gilbert in 1946 to rebuild his business. Her mother taught in Gilbert in the 1930’s and worked in Washington DC classifying fingerprints for the FBI during WWII. She went back to teaching in the 1960’s when Peggy and her three siblings were in school and Gilbert allowed married women to teach.
Peggy’s mother spent several summers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth living in the dorm and working on her lifetime goal, a Bachelor’s of Science degree.Peggy was involved in many school activities during her high school career but concentrated on academics. Her parents both felt education was important for girls as well as boys so college was the only option after graduation.
Terry and his sister attended school in Hibbing and lived two blocks from Robert Zimmerman, later known as Bob Dylan. Terry’s mother played bridge with Bob’s mother for years. She always mentioned that “Bob took very good care of his mother,” Terry said. He also remembers Zimmerman put on a three-hour concert at the Hibbing school and no one left the building until it was over. “He did sing a few songs that got him in trouble with the school administration,” Terry said.