In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!
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Featured this week is: Suzanne E. Fogleman
1. Tell us about your family – spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.
I have been a widow for 15 years. I have five step-children, Clay is next to the oldest and he lives with me. We have dogs, Taco and Belle and our Super Cat, R.K. I have a sister and brother-in-law, a niece and her husband, and their children, Janie and Jackson.
2. What is your occupation?
I am retired, but I work five mornings a week at Fountain Park Cemetery as office manager. I also serve as the Treasurer and Clerk of Session at my church, the First Presbyterian Church of Winchester. I am also a bookkeeper for the Washington Township Library in Lynn.
3. How many jobs have you had?
I have had seven jobs. My favorite one was being the Clerk of Randolph Circuit Court, and my least favorite was working for U.S. Transport trucking.
4. Other than your family members, who in your life do you most admire?
I most admire Judge Zane E. Stohler for giving me encouragement and knowledge of the law, and my sister, Mary Jane Alley, who has been my “mother” since I was 2 years old.
5. If you could change the world, what would be your first move?
I would like to see peace in the whole world.
6. What is your best advice for someone to experience happiness?
Work a job that you enjoy and give your life to Jesus.
7. You just won millions in the lottery. What will you do with the winnings?
I would donate to the church and charities and give my family members enough to live on comfortably. I would also go on trips.
8. What are 3 things remaining on your bucket list?
Go to Hawaii. Have a large rummage sale to down-size. Live winters somewhere warmer.
9. What is the best technological invention from the 1950’s forward?
The cell phone.
10. What is something that very few people know about you?
I am very insecure.
11. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who obviously obtained their driver’s license from a Cracker Jack box.
12. What is your favorite memory?
Being sworn in as Clerk of Randolph Circuit Court on my 50th birthday.
13. If you found a time machine that would take you back for one day, when would that be? Why?
July 2, 1988 when Ken and I and our best friends went to Sevierville, Tennessee to get married.
14. What is the biggest misconception about you?
Although I am outgoing, I’m very insecure.
15. What is your favorite place to dine within the boundaries of Randolph County?
16. Have you always lived in the Randolph County area? If not where else?
I have always lived on Washington Street in Winchester. I have lived in two houses on East Washington Street and four houses on West Washington Street.
17. Your biggest contribution to society?
My biggest contribution was giving more than 33 years to Randolph County as Probation Office Secretary, Court Secretary, Court Reporter, and Clerk of the Circuit Court.
18. Most important rule in life?
The Golden Rule.
19. Biggest “Game Changer” in your life?
Being able to take care of my grandmother at home and other older important people who have been a part of my life.
20. Will you retire from your current job?
I don’t know. I really enjoy working at the cemetery and meeting old friends and classmates.
FIVE FUN FACTS:
Can you dance?
A cruise to Hawaii.
A 1965 Comet Cyclone like the one I received as a graduation gift from my grandmother in 1965.
Favorite type of music?
1960’s - 1980’s country music.