Archive for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Neighbors: Helene Miller

May 27, 2009

Occupation: Retired teacher

Family: Husband, Art Miller; one son, one step-son and step-daughter

Place of birth: Griswold, Iowa

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

A: I moved to Tonganoxie in 1986 when I married Art Miller

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

A: Moving to a small town with a new husband and a new job in the middle of my secure life in the city. It paid off.

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

A: The best piece of advice came from my father, Bud Gleaves, who told me that an education was something no one could take away from me. I am the only college graduate in my immediate family.

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

A: I love scrap booking; I was named after a schoolteacher who lived with us for a semester on our farm in Iowa; I have a handsome brother and two sweet sisters whom I love to travel with.

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

A: I have always loved children and I always wanted to be in a helping vocation, so for me that was teaching.

Q: What's your ideal vacation spot?

A: Going to the lake. It’s so calming and quiet.

Favorite things

Song: I enjoy listening to gospel and country.

Color: Blue accented with yellow.

Food: Chocolate meringue pie is my favorite and most Italian food.

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