Name: Donna Lawson

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 28, 2008

Age: 61

Occupation and title: Bookkeeper/Clerk

Spouse’s Name: Single

Children’s names and ages: Amy 35 and Brian 24

Church Affiliation: Christian

What’s the best part of your day? Morning coffee

If you could select another profession, what would you do? Be an airline hostess

Why do you choose to live in Franklin/Southampton/Isle of Wight County? My parents and I moved here from California in the 60s to be closer to other family members.

If you had two weeks’ vacation and money were no object, how would you spend your time? I would travel the U.S.

Favorite food: Bread of any kind

Favorite weekend destination: The beach

Favorite college sports team: None

Favorite pro sports team: The San Francisco 49ers

Favorite color: Blue

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned and who taught you? Accept the things that happen and move on. My mom

Favorite Bible verse: John Chapter 15, Verse 13: &uot;Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.&uot;

What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To further my career and education by taking a medical terminology and transcription course

Which local charitable or non-profit organization do you wish more people would support? Women’s centers

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know: I’m artistic and can draw really well.

What’s your hobby? Cooking, sewing and reading

If you could re-live one day of your life, which would it be and why? Any day with my mom so that I could hear her laughter and tell her how much I love her.

What gives you the blues? Missing my loved ones who have passed on

What’s the most Southern thing you’ve ever done? Cook/fry chicken and corn bread

What’s your best childhood memory? Playing outside with my friends all day and having no worries.

Tell us one true thing: The sun will rise and bring a new day.

What frightens you most? The future

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? Tuscany, Italy, because of the landscapes, the food and the people

Who’s your favorite ex-president? Ronald Reagan

If you could pass or change one law, what would it be? To reinstate the draft

What last brought tears to your eyes? Learning that a long lost love is still alive and contacted me

If you could invite three guests n living or dead, from any time in history n to dinner, who would they be? My mom, Billy Crystal and George Washington

What three objects would you take with you to a desert island? A knife, a mirror and a novel to read that comes with eyeglasses

What kind of music do you like, and who’s your favorite performer? I like most kinds of music. Johnny Mathis is my all-time favorite singer.

Tell us about a good movie you’ve seen lately and why you liked it: &uot;1408&uot; with John Cusack. I love him and thrillers.

Who’s a famous athlete or entertainer you admire? Johnny Unitas

What’s the last book you read? Medical Terminology

To whom are you grateful and why? My mom for all the wonderful things she taught me, such as compassion, understanding, friendship, honesty and, most of all, love.