MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: June Rough
Name: June Rough
Age: Old enough to quit coloring my hair.
Where I live: On Pleasant Valley Road in Penn Valley.
How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: 24 years the first of February.
Why I like living here: I love the wonderful scenery, weather, but most of all, I love the friendly, thoughtful people of this area.
What I do in my spare time: I have very little of that, but I like to walk, spend time with my grandchildren and read books. I am also a Kings fan.
My family: Mike and I have nine children, 21 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. My parents, who are in their 80s, live in Ohio.
Best friend: My husband Mike, who is a loyal, generous, kind man.
Favorite food: Because I am a native midwesterner, I love soup beans and cornbread.
Job: I work at the Beam “Easy Living” Center, doing mostly sales and PR work.
What I like about my job: I have loved my job for 20 years, especially going to construction job sites and selling Beam vacuums, alarms, etc., to contractors and homeowners.
What I would change about my job: I would like to be 20 years younger so I could work like I used to.
The best job I ever had: Being a grandmother.
If I won a million: Since I grew up in a middle-income family, I would probably put the money in the bank like I was taught to do.
My favorite vacation: This past fall we took a trip in a motor home to New England to see the fall colors, then to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Niagara Falls, Gettysburg – we had a wonderful time.
My greatest accomplishment: Raising my large family of children and seeing them gainfully employed and not in jail.
If I could relive my life, I would: I would have a much more relaxed attitude about problems, learning that today’s disasters will be tomorrow’s anecdote.
What I’d change about the world: I would like everyone to have personal freedom.
The most important lessons I’ve learned: My civics professor taught us to buy only one thing on time – property.
The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: The Lord Jesus Christ; R.B. Thieme, my Bible teacher; and my husband.
My hero: Teddy Roosevelt has always been my hero. He had boundless energy, never was a quitter and was a great American.
The best book I’ve read recently: “Medal of Honor: One Man’s Journey from Poverty & Prejudice,” by Roy Benavidez.
Favorite TV Show: Old “I Love Lucy” reruns and old movies.
A movie I’d recommend: “Man From Snowy River.”
What you should know about me: I am a very private person and feel very strange about revealing so much in this questionnaire.
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