As published in the Calvert County Times
By Dick Myers, Editor
Growing up on a Calvert County farm, Joyce Freeland’s dream as a child was to become a farmer. Her father was a farmer but also was a carpenter to support his family. She grew up around hogs, chickens,horses and cows, and of course tobacco. She eventually concluded that it was a hard way to make a living.
By the time she went off to college at Morgan State University, she had decided that what she really wanted to be was a business education teacher.
She was a pretty good typist but every time she tried to pass the typing test required to enter the program she failed. She switched to business administration, which she found difficult but also which paved the way for a successful career on Capitol Hill.