Name: Linda Clifton

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 14, 2007

Age: 58

Occupation and title: Homemaker; raise boer goats

Spouse’s name: Michael Clifton

Church affiliation: Courtland Baptist

What’s the best part of your day? Early morning: I love the sunrise and the birds singing to welcome the new day.

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Gospel singer

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? My husband and I moved back to the farm I was raised on to help my parents.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time?

An island in the Caribbean

Favorite food: Seafood – any kind

Favorite weekend destination:

Cape Charles

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? There is a solution to every problem — my husband’s favorite saying

Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:25

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To accept Jesus as my Lord and Saviour

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? To help the elderly any way possible

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I love to sing in churches all over the state.

your hobby: Singing and gardening

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? Any day I have lifted my voice to Jesus.

What gives you the blues? The death of a serviceman/woman

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Ate black-eyed peas

your best childhood memory: Sunday drives with my parents and singing songs to them

Tell us one true thing: Nothing lasts forever; enjoy life today.

What frightens you most? Evil people

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? On an island with turquoise water and white sand

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Everyone would have health care.

What last brought tears to your eyes? The nightly news

If you could invite three guests n living or dead, from anytime in history n to dinner, who would they be? Jesus, Billy Graham, Kate Smith

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? A toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Gospel music and Karen Wheaton

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it: “Facing the Giants.” If one has faith, anything is possible.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? All the people who love the Lord.

What’s the last book you read? “The Eight Week Cholesterol Cure”

To whom are you grateful and why? Bob and Molly Soulli, my parents, for giving me life and allowing Michael and myself to live on a beautiful farm