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: Ron Anderson
Occupation: Retired Teacher/Coach, Currently work part-time at Walker’s Funeral Home
1. Tell us about your family – spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.
I am married to the love of my life Danna Rae. Our children are Aaron (Kate) Anderson , Dr. Erica Stone, and Destry (Shean Bosworth) Hubbard. Our grandchildren are Glenallen Anderson, Will Anderson, McCormac Anderson, Jorja Anderson, Savannah Stone, Isaac Stone, Briella Bosworth, Easton Anderson, and Breaker Bosworth. Pet dog Chanel.
2. What is your occupation?
I am a retired teacher/coach, and currently work part-time at Walker’s Funeral Home.
3. How many jobs have you had?
I have worked at seven jobs and one profession. All of them taught me a lot and all served a purpose. My favorite was of course teaching/coaching.
4. Other than your family members, who in your life do you most admire?
Tough question. There are many that have helped me out throughout the years. But if I had to pick one, I would have to say Ed Lockard, who got me started in the great sport of wrestling.
5. If you could change the world, what would be your first move?
World Peace of course.
6. What is your best advice for someone to experience happiness?
Be true to yourself, like yourself, and treat people with respect.
7. You just won millions in the lottery. What will you do with the winnings?
I would share the good fortune with my family.
8. What are 3 things remaining on your bucket list?
Travel throughout the continental US, look up old friends from Culver days, and live to see my grandchildren prosper.
9. What is the best technological invention from the 1950’s forward?
I suppose the cell phone, but the jury is still out.
10. What is something that very few people know about you?
I was inducted into the IHSWCA Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005. I have been in the public, but I am really a private person.
11. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I don’t like people who don’t care, who are lazy, and who are disrespectful.
12. What is your favorite memory?
I was 12 years old, and went to a doubleheader at Crosley Field. I saw Willie Mays, among others, hit many homers. There was lots of action.
13. If you found a time machine that would take you back for one day, when would that be? Why?
I would go back to the day I married Danna Rae. It was the beginning of something very good.
14. What is the biggest misconception about you?
I don’t think I want to know that one.
15. What is your favorite place to dine within the boundaries of Randolph County?
I like many area eateries. But, if I have to pick one, it would be El Carreton.
16. Have you always lived in the Randolph County area? If not where else?
I lived in Culver, Indiana from 1973-76 where I started my teaching and coaching career. Those were good times.
17. Your biggest contribution to society?
My adult children who contribute to society, and I care about people.
18. Most important rule in life?
If you don’t like yourself, you won’t like anyone else.
19. Biggest “Game Changer” in your life?
Children change your life the most.
20. Will you retire from your current job?
I am retired from my profession, but the Lord will decide when I retire from my current calling.
FIVE FUN FACTS:
Can you dance?
Yes - especially when the pavement is hot and I am barefoot.
Vacation? I suppose travel Continental US. But I am living the dream every day.
Lincoln Navigator - definitely NOT a Smart Car.
Favorite type of music?
Classic Rock & Modern Country. Actually I like all music except Hip-Hop and Rap.