William H. Blue

Published 12:26 pm Saturday, May 23, 2009

Name: William H. Blue

Age: 88

Occupation and title: Retired/NAACP president

Spouse’s name: The late Dotsie Blue

Children’s names and ages: Dorothy, Lionel and the late William Blue

Church affiliation: New Mount Zion Baptist

If I could change my name, I’d make it: : I like my name

People say I look like: A preacher

TV show I never miss: CNN

The secret to happiness is: Treat everybody right

I wish I knew how to: Be a better Christian

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “I’ll Trust In The Lord”

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Chicken, steak and fish

Three words that best describe me: Meek, outgoing and jolly

One superpower I wish I had: Have more of the Holy Ghost

Book currently on my nightstand: Bible

My proudest achievement: When I shook hands with Queen Elizabeth in October of 1959

My most humbling moment: Living alone at a very old age but God is able

My most recent trip: Baltimore

My life won’t be complete until: I see Jesus

My friends think I’m: An outspoken person

I really lose my cool when: I see other people treat other people bad

Favorite college sports team: Notre Dame

Favorite pro sports team: N.Y. Mets

Favorite color: Pink

the best life lesson I’ve learned and who taught me: Being a supervisor at St. Regis, union president for 33 years.

What is the best decision you’ve made in life?: Leaving North Carolina and moving to Virginia in 1941

THE local charitable or nonprofit organization I wish more people would support: NAACP

This gives me the blues: When I see people treat other people wrong

My best childhood memory: Slipping to the old swimming pool

My most recent venture: Going back home to Radford, N.C.