Helen Jackson

Published 4:58 am Saturday, July 23, 2011

Name: Helen Jackson

Helen Jackson says her best decision was marrying her husband, Thomas. -- SUBMITTED

Age: 74

Occupation: Retired

Spouse’s Name: Thomas

Church Affiliation: St. Jude

People say I look like: My friend, Linda

Favorite movie: “Casablanca”

TV show I never miss: “Judge Judy”

The secret to happiness is: Loving people and making people laugh

I wish I knew how to: Swim

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Fried chicken, roast turkey and stuffing, and fish

Three words that best describe me: Happy, friendly and kind.

One Superpower I wish I had: To fly

Books currently on my nightstand: Books by James Patterson and David Baldacci

My proudest achievement: Learning to drive

My most humbling moment: When Thomas asked me to marry him

My most recent trip: Williamsburg

My friends think I’m: Happy and friendly

I really loose my cool when: Making phone calls and getting a recorded answer service

Favorite pro sports team: Minnesota Vikings

Favorite color: Red

The best lesson I’ve learned and who taught me: You can do anything if you try — my husband

Best decision I’ve made in life: To marry Thomas

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Foundation

What gives me the blues: Winter  with ice and cold

Best childhood memory: When my family was all together for Sunday  — going to church and eating together.