Meet Your Neighbor: Lenny Jones |

Meet Your Neighbor: Lenny Jones

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: Since 1982.

Do I like living here? Yes, I love it. I love the four seasons. I love the people in the town. They’re friendly and pleasant. I just like the overall climate.

What I like to do in my spare time: I like to go fishing, walking, and hiking.

Favorite food: Prime rib.

Pets: I used to have a cat.

Job: I am an assistant golf pro at Alta Sierra Country Club. I’ve been here 20 years.

What I like about my job: I love the people, the camaraderie. I get to know a lot of people, neighbors and members. I enjoy being with them, they gave me a fundraiser tournament two years. It earned $23,000.

What I would change about my job: I’d like to be able to do more for the junior program, to help young people.

The best job I ever had: I have it. I was in the aircraft industry before.

If I won a million: I’d donate some to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and travel.

My favorite vacation: I went back east to New England. I got to see the fall colors. I thought the New England states were beautiful.

My dream vacation: Australia, I’ve heard so many nice things about New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji.

My greatest accomplishment: Meeting the love of my life and being able to have her here for a period of my life. She made me complete.

My hero: Probably Arnold Palmer. He’s a wonderful man. He’s just really accomplished a great deal, not only for himself but also for many others. He gave us a great outlook toward life, on how important it is to enjoy what you do.

What I’d change about the world: Peace, to have greater peace in the world for all of us. I know that may be impossible, but I’d like to make more people happier.

The most important lesson I’ve learned: How precious life really is and how short it is.

The person who has made the biggest difference in my life: Besides my wife, Lynn, who died two years ago, my brother-in-law, Frank, and my mom and dad.

The best book I’ve read recently: The one I’m reading right now. It’s about surviving death and how not to let death stop your life. Other than a computer book, I’m not a big reader.

My theme song: “I Finally Found Someone,” a duet with Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams from the movie, “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”

Favorite TV Show: “The West Wing.”

A good movie: “Meet the Fockers.”

Why I came to this area: I was living in L.A. and my brother-in-law, who was living in San Diego, picked it on a map. He said it was above the fog, below the snow and a great place for fishing, hunting, camping, and all that stuff. Then he and my sister moved up, we moved our parents up, then I got divorced and I moved up.


Who are your neighbors? If you know of a western Nevada County resident to be spotlighted in this feature, contact Becky Trout at or 477-4234.

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