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Your Turn/Jerilyn Miller

Posted: Jan. 5, 2019 10:00 pm

What would you rather be doing right now? I would rather be in Florida or Oklahoma visiting family and doing fun family activities like boating, swimming and playing games. As long as I am with family, I am completely satisfied.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I am a soft touch for the less fortunate.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Since I am not married or have children of my own, my proudest moments were when each and every one of my nieces and nephews were born.

It really stinks when ... people show disrespect to their elders and when my dad clanks his silverware on the plates.

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

I always laugh when ... I am around my nieces and nephews. They are always doing something crazy!

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Grandma and Grandpa Dale. There is a lot I still needed to learn from them and stories about family I still need to know. Charlotte Laffey. She was full of great advice and knowledge. I worked for her for several years, and she was always the one I would go to for advice if my Mom wasn't available.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... go home, watch television and love on my dog.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a true friend, fun, nice and happy.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... meet Michael Jordan.

America should be more concerned about ... underprivileged children. They are our future. There are so many talented, smart children who do not have the opportunity to excel because of the environment where they grow up. We need to get children in underprivileged homes in school or in some kind of teaching environment at a very early age.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... My search history is full of funeral home obituaries for work purposes. I need to know when the services are to deliver the flowers.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything, from my mom, Sue Miller.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... top hits.

I always get sentimental when ... I'm around children.

The older I get, the more I realize ... don't sweat the small stuff. Time with family is so precious.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... go to school for mortuary science.

My favorite item of clothing is ... hoodies. They are warm, comfy and have pockets to hold my phone, knives for work and keys.

If I've learned anything at all ... Life isn't easy. The sooner you know this, the better you will get through life.

Jerilyn Miller, 47, owns the Flower Shop in Carthage and will have owned it for 15 years on May 1. Miller says, as many people know, when you own a business, that becomes your hobby and your primary activity. Miller's sisters tease her that she may not have children of her own, but the shop is her child. Miller enjoys her downtime with family. She has several nieces and nephews (13) and great-nephews and great-nieces (5) who are her pride and joy. Miller grew up in Carthage and graduated from Carthage High School in 1989.