Brenda L. Stephenson
Published 8:41 am Saturday, December 18, 2010
NAME: Brenda L. Stephenson
CHILDREN’S NAMES: Alice, Ashlyn and Stephanie (girls at work)
CHURCH AFFILIATION: Western Branch Baptist
PETS I’D LIKE TO OWN: I already have it — Scooter, a Maine Coon Cat
PEOPLE SAY I LOOK LIKE: My sister
FAVORITE MOVIE OF All TIME: “The Great Outdoors”
TV SHOW I NEVER MISS: “The Biggest Loser”
THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS IS: Live by the Golden Rule — do unto others as you would have them do unto you
I WISH I KNEW HOW TO: Sing and play the guitar
SONG I’D LOVE TO SING KARAOKE TO: “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett
IF I HAD TO EAT THREE FOODS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, THEY’D BE: Chicken, string beans and lemon pie.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME: Loyal, dependable and caring
ONE SUPERPOWER I WISH I HAD: To bring peace to the world
BOOK CURRENTLY ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “Can America Survive?” by John Hagee
MY PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: My beach home at Nags Head
MY MOST HUMBLING MOMENT: Watching my mother die from pancreatic cancer
MY MOST RECENT TRIP: To Amish country at Lancaster, Pa.
MY LIFE WON’T BE COMPLETE UNTIL I: Keep my promise to Mr. West (my boss who recently died) and teach his granddaughter, Ashlyn, accounting
MY FRIENDS THINK I’M: Dependable and true
I REALLY LOSE MY COOL WHEN: People try to be a bookkeeper when they’re not
FAVORITE COLLEGE SPORTS TEAM: Virginia Tech football.
FAVORITE PRO SPORTS TEAM: Lord help, Washington Redskins
THE BEST LIFE LESSON I’VE LEARNED AND WHO TAUGHT ME: To have a friend, you must be one. My mother taught me
BEST DECISION I’VE MADE IN LIFE: Working for Russell West and the West family at Ivor Furniture Co.
LOCAL CHARITABLE OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD SUPPORT: Isle of Wight Humane Society
WHAT GIVES ME THE BLUES: When friends call with the news that they have cancer
MY BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: Saturday mornings with dad.