Name: Delores Hendricks Holley

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Age: 51

Occupation and title: Retired registered nurse

Spouse’s name: Horace R. Holley

Children’s names and ages: None

Church affiliation: I was raised in the Baptist Church.

What’s the best part of your day? Early morning before my family gets up and I can watch antics of squirrels in the back yard.

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Writer, I love to read and I would like to be published one day.

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? I was born in Southampton County.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? Traveling the United States and visiting

Favorite food: Roast beef

Favorite weekend destination: Any romantic getaway with my husband

Favorite college sports team: Florida State

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite color: Green

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned, and who taught you? Do unto others as you would like done to you. My mother, Clarine P. Hendricks

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? Marriage to my life partner

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know. My father died before I was born and I have not ever seen a picture of him.

What’s your hobby? Reading and gardening when able.

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? I caught a 2-pound widemouth bass in a pond. The only fish I have ever caught

What’s your best childhood memory? Catching butterflies with my grandmother, Ella S. Peeples, who was in her 70s.

Tell us one true thing. I love Holley [my husband]

What frightens you most? Snakes

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? The mountains. I love the vista and snow.

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Bill Clinton for many reasons

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? Abolish income tax

What last brought tears to your eyes? My mother, Clarine, had a really supportive conversation with me

If you could invite three guests - living or dead, from anytime in history - to dinner, who would they be? My grandmother, my father and my brother

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? Boat, fishing gear and reading material

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? All kinds. Al Green

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it. Why Did I Get Married. The portrayal was realistic and I would hope more people could see that portrayed.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Doug Williams, former quarterback for the Washington Redskins who won a Super Bowl. I really admire and listen to John Legend.

What’s the last book you read? Winner by David Balducci, a story about a poor young single mother who won the national lottery and life-changing events.

To whom are you grateful and why? My mother and the rest of my family.