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Your Turn/Gerrilynn Morrison

Posted: Aug. 26, 2017 8:50 pm

With Gerrilynn Morrison

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a lawyer. I could argue my point well and was sure to stand up for what I thought was right.

What would you rather be doing right now? Sitting on the beach with my love soaking up the sun.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I have a birthmark on my left wrist that looks like the state of Illinois.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Watching my son William graduate Marine Corps bootcamp in San Diego this past July.

It really stinks when ... people use too much toilet paper. People who know me know I'm OCD about toilet paper.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Giving. I don't have treasures or a talent to share, but I am always trying to give my time and doing things for others.

I always laugh when ... I get together with my girlfriends for bunco night. Lots of laughs.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? God and my two grandmas who have passed. I would like to know what is in store for our future and thank my grandmas for their love and influences in the past.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... come home and enjoy time with my husband and parents. Family is number one to me.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... I'm going with book smart. You never know how others see you.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... I've been lucky enough to meet a few celebrities in music and NASCAR, but I enjoyed our most recent visit with the Street Outlaws at their shop in Oklahoma.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... see my son William, who is serving in Virginia. I miss him more than I ever imagined I could.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... let that change me or how I treat people.

America should be more concerned about ... becoming united and not be at war with ourselves. Learn from the past, and be thankful to live in the land of the free and appreciate the brave.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... leggings. I sell them at Premier Diva and have a tendency to bring home a pair of each style I like. I justify them because of the cost and the comfort.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... Facebook for friend updates and wholesale accessory sites for my business.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? If your career consists of doing what you love, you'll never work a day in your life!

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... a local radio station.

I always get sentimental when ... I think about my parents and their 47 years together. All they have done for me growing up and their continued support each and every day.

The older I get, the more I realize ... tomorrow is not promised. Focus on what really matters, and that's not possessions but the people in your life who make it worth living.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have liked to skip the heartaches and fallen in love with the man I'm with today when we were back in high school.

My favorite item of clothing is ... I'm not attached to any one piece of clothing, but I do love toe socks in the winter months.

If I've learned anything at all ... it's that life isn't always fair, but do your best, be your best and let God do the rest.

Gerrilynn Morrison, 40, was born and raised in Quincy. She is a daughter and a wife and a mother of a 18-year-old son. She has owned and operated the boutique Premier Diva, located in the District, for the past eight years.

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