Name: Carol Jones

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 14, 2007

Age: 46

Occupation and title: Isle of Wight County Animal Control Receptionist/shelter attendant

Spouse’s name: Rick Jones

Children’s names and ages: April 28, and Tabitha 23

Church affiliation: Smithfield Assembly of God

What’s the best part of your day? When the house is quiet

If you could select another profession, what would you do? I would not seek another profession, I love working at the animal shelter.

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? My family and being able to live in the country

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? On a cruise with my family

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite weekend destination: The beach

Favorite pro sports team: Red Sox

Favorite color: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Always treat people with respect and compassion. My mom

Favorite Bible verse: Psalms 23

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To marry my husband

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? The local animal shelter and the local homeless shelters

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. I like to write poems and short stories

What’s your hobby? Writing

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? June 27, 1998 — so my momma would still be here

What gives you the blues? When not enough animals are adopted out of the shelter

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Tried to make my mom’s homemade biscuits and failed

What’s your best childhood memory? My brother coming home from the Army for Christmas

Tell us one true thing. Live one day at a time

What frightens you most? I try not to think about it

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? In Florida to be close to my brother and niece

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Ronald Reagan

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Longer jail time for child/spouse abusers.

What last brought tears to your eyes? Something sweet my granddaughters said

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? My mom, aunt Thelma and my sister.

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? Water, food and a tent

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? Old rock and country. Rascal Flatts

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. It’s A Wonderful Life. It is my favorite.

What’s the last book you read? Haven’t had time to read

To whom are you grateful and why? To God, for seeing me through every day