Archive for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Neighbor: Phyllis Shilling

Phyllis Shilling

Phyllis Shilling

October 21, 2009

Occupation: Co-owner, Shilling Electric.

Family: Husband, Roger; two daughters, Dee Collins and Kelli Owens; and three grandchildren (soon to be four), Jake and Shelby Heskett and Jacob Cannon.

Place of birth: Kansas City, Mo.

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

A: In 1969 to be close to family.

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

A: Not taking the best advice I was given and speaking out in public.

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

A: To be a listener and keep thoughts to yourself.

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

A: Family is the most important thing; I care for all animals; and I enjoy target shooting.

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

A: Intelligent, so I apparently haven’t grown up yet.

Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?

A: My home.

Favorite things:

Song: “Ashoken Farewell.”

Color: Brown.

Food: All vegetables, Mexican food and fried potatoes with onions and okra.


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