Joyce Ann (Heath) Hanson
Published 8:48 am Saturday, August 1, 2009
Name: Joyce Ann (Heath) Hanson
Occupation and title: Retired high school English teacher and high school librarian
Spouse’s name: David Hanson
Children’s names and ages: Rejoyce 34, Heather, 28, and six grandchildren
Church affiliation: United Church of Christ
If I could change my name, I’d make it: Would not change
Pet I’d like to own: Elephant. I love them. I ride them every chance I get. I have ridden them through the rivers and jungles in Bali and other places.
People say I look like: My mother
Favorite movie of all time: “Dr. Zhivago”
TV show I never miss: “Murder She Wrote”
The secret to happiness is: A good attitude
I wish I knew how to: Build additions on houses
Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: Party Doll
If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Chocolate, fried chicken and ice cream
Three words that best describe me: Dependable, tenacious and organized
One superpower I wish I had: The ability to read minds
Book currently on my nightstand: “Ann of the Island”
My proudest achievement: When I became a teacher
My most recent trip: Greece
My life won’t be complete until: I write and publish a novel and I play “Lady of Spain” on my accordion.
My friends think I’m: A gypsy wanderer
I really lose my cool when: People lie
Favorite color: Red. There is no other color.
What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned? Life has taught me that you have to go where the wind blows you, fall with the punches and get back up.
What’s the best decision you’ve made in life? To work overseas — Panama, Korea and Germany
Which local charitable or nonprofit organizations do you wish more people would support? Girl Scouts and missionaries
What gives you the blues? Not much
What’s your best childhood memory? Playing with my cousins and friends in my sandbox
What’s your most recent venture? Organized and planned the 47th high school reunion for Franklin High School class of 1962