Florence “Tobey” Edwards

Published 10:18 am Saturday, July 17, 2010

Name: Florence “Tobey” Edwards

Age: 69

Occupation: Retired X-ray technician and sonographer

Spouse: Gene

Children’s names and ages: Rene, 46; Michael, 43; Amber, 43; and Andy, 38

Church affiliation: Grace Memorial United Methodist Church in Sedley

If I could change my name, I’d make it: I’d probably use my real name, Florence

Pet I’d like to own: Papillon

People say I look like: My dad.

Favorite movies of all time: “Forrest Gump”

TV show I never miss: Don’t have one

The secret to happiness is: Realizing my blessings

I wish I knew how to: Think before I speak

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: You do not want to hear me sing anything

If I had to eat three foods for the rest of my life, they would be: Chocolate, fresh tomatoes and Gene’s spaghetti

Three words that best describe me: Friendly, busy, caring

One superpower I wish I had: To heal cancer and other illnesses

Book currently on my nightstand: The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.

My proudest achievement: My marriage and blending of families

My most recent trip: Beaufort, N.C.

My most humbling moment: I was told my daughter, Amber, would not live when she was born.

My life won’t be complete until: I become stronger in my faith

I really lose my cool when: I have to listen to judgmental people

Favorite college sports team: Don’t have one

Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins

Favorite color: Purple

The best life lesson I’ve learned and who taught me: To have faith. From my church family and husband

Best decision I¹ve made in life: Marrying Gene

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: American Cancer Society and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

What gives me the blues: Living far away from some of my children and grandchildren

My best childhood memory: My granddad, Robert G. McGuffin, and living in his house in Ashwood, Va.