Archive for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Neighbors: Laurence Hill

Laurence Hill

Laurence Hill

June 17, 2009

Occupation: Retired pastor in the United Methodist Church.

Family: Wife, Jean; son, Tim Hill and his wife, Lisa, and their son, Timmy Hill, all of Tonganoxie; and daughter, Susan Bone, California.

Place of birth: Orange, N.J.

Q: When did you move to Tonganoxie, and what brought you here?

A: May 2009. Our new grandson, Timmy, brought us here.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: Swimming in the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon (moored to a secure rope) at the age of 20.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A: “Don’t think everybody has to like you.”

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I want to make a contribution back to Tonganoxie because it’s such a great town; I take a broad, inclusive view of the world; and I love to garden.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: Social worker or minister.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Groton Beach, Conn., or Puerto Rico.

Favorite things

Song: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Color: Blue.

Food: Jean’s spaghetti.


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