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MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: JoAnn Wethern, 40, Grass Valley

The Union StaffJoAnn Wethern, 40, Grass Valley
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How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: 20 years.

Why I like living here: I love all the seasons we get and having three generations of family close by. We all agree it’s the trees that are the best thing.

What I do in my spare time: Spend time with friends, camp, watch the stars.



My family: Parents, Diana and Bryan Beavor, and daughter, Billie.

Best friend: My mom.




Favorite food: Seafood, yum-yum!

Pets: A canary, a cat and a fish.

Job: Cashier.

What I like about my job: Seeing the public daily and sometimes, an old friend comes by who I haven’t seen for a long time.

What I would change about my job: Nothing.

The best job I ever had: Sandy’s in Palm Desert, where I grew up.

If I won a million: I would help my family and close friends be financially secure.

My favorite vacation: Going to Disneyland with my mom and watching her be a kid again.

My dream vacation: Alaska.

My greatest accomplishment: Being a person who’s a giver and not a taker in life.

If I could relive my life, I would: Have pursued professional surfing.

What I’d change about the world: Make people driving cars use signals when they turn and have less anger between people.

The most important lessons I’ve learned: Never expect anything from anyone and you’ll never be disappointed.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: Mom, dad and daughter.

My hero: Wile E. Coyote – he just keeps trying.

The best book I’ve read recently: The AAA tour book, for me and mom’s next trip.

My personal theme song: “Elephant Walk.”

Favorite TV show: “Scrubs.”

A movie I’d recommend: “Raggedy Man.”

A secret I’ve never told anyone before now: I like polka music.

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