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Meet Your Neighbor: Toni Mance

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Where I live: Alta Sierra. My sister Jeanette Copeland and I own a home.

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: Five years.

Do I like living here? I love it. I’ve wanted to come up here for years and I finally made it.

What I do in my spare time: Chase good-looking men, medical paper work for my sister. I do sketches, I enjoy gardening and I love to read – I’m really interested in medical books.

My family: Two brothers, two sisters, and my daughter Nanette, who lives in Kansas.

Friends: I have a few friends, my best friend Linda Kelly owned a beauty shop in Grass Valley for 35 years.

Favorite food: Mexican.

Pets: One cat named Kitty.

Job: I’m retired from Kaiser Permanente where I was a receptionist for several different doctors. Now, my days are occupied and fulfilled with many different things.

What I liked about my job: The pay was good and I worked with good doctors.

What I like about retirement: Not being on a time clock, just doing what I want to do. It’s a good life. There’s no pressure.

The best job I ever had: I worked at a buy, sell and trade shop in Oregon that sold antiques, furniture, dishes. I’d like to open a shop like that.

If I won a million: I’d share it with my family and donate it to cancer foundation.

My favorite vacation: A trip to the Caribbean.

My dream vacation: Italy. I’ve always wanted to see Italy and Europe.

My greatest accomplishment: Keeping myself healthy.

What I’d change about the world: I’d change the morals back to where they were. People don’t have any respect now. The world’s too fast now. It needs to be slower.

The most important lesson I’ve learned: If you have a dream, go for it.

The person who has made the biggest difference in my life: My sister, Jeanette. She’s one year younger.

Who is your hero? God Almighty.

The best book I’ve read recently: “Eat, Drink and be Merry: America’s Doctor Tells you why the Health Experts are Wrong,” by Dean Edell and David Schrieberg.

My personal theme song: “Let’s Boogie.”

Favorite TV Show: A&E true crime.

A movie I’d recommend: My favorite of all-time, “Once Upon a Time in America.”

What you should know about me: I’m a good all-around person. I’m outgoing and I can get along with just about anyone.

Why you came to this area: Because of the beauty, the small little quaint towns, and the slow pace. Now it’s just getting overcrowded. People come and they think, “I have to move up here, you’re so lucky.”


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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