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Lorraine Greene Whitehead

Name: Lorraine Greene Whitehead

Lorraine Greene Whitehead says the secret to happiness is coming to know that your happiness is your own responsibilityÉand living that way.

Age: 55

Occupation: Reading specialist, teacher/parent liaison with Southampton County Public Schools

Spouse’s name: Widowed…Billy Whitehead; engaged to Tilghman Phelps

Children’s names and ages: Caleb Whitehead 22, Austin Whitehead 29, Blake Whitehead (stepson) 38

Church affiliation: Hunterdale Christian Church

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

Pet I’d like to own: Caleb, and I already have a Siberian Husky…he is wonderful. I have always had dogs.

People say I look like: Phoebe from the television show “Friends,” according to my cousin Eddie.

Favorite movie of all time: Disney’s “Cinderella”

TV show I never miss: “The Mentalist”

The secret to happiness is: Coming to know that your happiness is your own responsibility…and living that way. It’s not up to anyone else to make you happy.

I wish I knew how to: Play the piano

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “The Truth” by Jason Aldean

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Cabbage, seafood, chocolate

Three words that describe me: Fun-loving, nurturing and friendly

One superpower I wish I had: That I could fly…sometimes I think I can.

Book currently on my nightstand: “Eat, Pray, Love”

My proudest achievement: Other than raising my boys… Certification in the field of Applied Educational Neuroscience by Eric Jensen.

Most humbling moment: When my Billy passed away.

Most recent trip: Fort Lauderdale to visit my sister, Kay Greene Slagle

My life won’t be complete until: My life will never be complete. I am a seeker.

My friends think I’m: Fearless

I really lose my cool when: I see someone hurting, physically or emotionally … in any way, a child.

Favorite college sports team: Virginia Tech

Favorite pro sports team: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Racing Team

Favorite Color: Salmon

The best life lesson I’ve learned, and who taught me: No matter what others may do to you, you don’t have to give them your peace. It’s the most valuable thing you have and the only thing that the world can’t take away…unless you give it up. God.

Best decision I’ve made in life: To become a teacher

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: The churches, not just money, but with service also

What gives me the blues: When I remember that my Billy is gone, but I feel better when I remember that he is out of pain and walking with the angels

My best childhood memory: Growing up on the farm in Wakefield with all the animals and playing in the barn. The best part was playing dress-up with my sister, Cheryl, and cousins. We tur

ned the

biddy house into a playhouse. It was enchanting.