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YOUR TURN: Jeann Morrison

Posted: Aug. 12, 2017 6:10 pm Updated: Aug. 12, 2017 6:29 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an archaeologist. I always thought it would be neat to dig up artifacts from generations before us.

What would you rather be doing right now? Hanging out with family and friends.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... There's not too much to tell. Most know me well.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? When others tell me how great my kids are. I like to think I had something to do with that. Ha. Ha.

It really stinks when ... people leave carts in the parking lot, not in the cart return areas.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Trusting.

I always laugh when ... I'm with my WowMom's!

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My mother, because I miss her and would love her advice; Lucille Ball, because I always wanted to meet her; and Ellen DeGeneres because she is a genuine person.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... sit on the couch and chill.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... according to my Facebook survey, nice, funny and kind.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... Desi Arnaz, Jr. He came to visit at Culver-Stockton College my freshman year. I have a picture and an autograph.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... talk to my mom.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... quit volunteering. We should all be giving back to our communities and youth.

America should be more concerned about ... realizing that we are all in this together and celebrating our differences. The country was built on diversity. And we need to start laughing at ourselves again.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... Wizard of Oz and Rudolph (Bumble) items. I collect them.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... Facebook. I enjoy the connections to my friends and family.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My mom's management philosophy: Always get the input from the workers that are doing the work before making the decisions of change. Whether they like the outcome or not, you at least got their input before you made the decision, hence you still have their respect as a leader.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... classic rock.

I always get sentimental when ... thinking about family gatherings from the past and the family members no longer with us.

The older I get, the more I realize ... I am who I am. Love me or leave me. As long as I have embraced who I am, it doesn't matter what others think.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... I'm not sure I would want a "do-over." Yes, there are things I sometimes wish were different, but everything in the past has made me who I am today. Good or bad.

My favorite item of clothing is ... I actually still have a shirt I bought in high school/college (don't remember for sure). I like the style of it and the colors in it. It still actually fits ... so it must have been later than high school.

 

Jeann Morrison, 52, works as an office assistant for Ed Esselman and volunteers with PTA. She and her husband Rick have three boys. Morrison was born in Quincy, moved to Hannibal, Mo., then moved back to the Quincy area.