Dixon has stories to tell
Published 12:13 am Saturday, September 10, 2011
Editor’s note: Fifty Plus is a weekly feature that provides a look at area senior citizens, their accomplishments and their life experiences. Senior Saturday prospects are asked to fill out a questionnaire concerning their lives.
This week’s Fifty Plus takes a look at Mima Dixon, who is a retired librarian and known as the Story Lady because of her appearances as a storyteller.
Where are you from originally?
To what clubs/church do you belong?
Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church; Jeptha Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star; Helping Hands Senior Club.
Education (list schools, starting with high school)
P.S. Jones High School, Durham Business College, Beaufort County Community College, East Carolina University.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?
Media coordinator, K-5.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Pay off bills.
What is the thing most people don’t know about you?
Most people don’t know my middle name, and I’m not telling.
What is your favorite food?
What’s the last book you read?
“Where Are You Now?” by Mary Higgins Clark.
What is your favorite TV show?
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
What is your pet peeve?
Not starting meetings on time and coming in late.
What’s the best advice you ever received and who gave it to you?
Always follow your mind. Nora Dowdy, a high-school teacher, gave me this advice.
What’s the biggest difference between life as a senior as opposed to below age 30?
I’m busy doing the things I love to do (all 1,000), but I especially love storytelling. I also enjoy seniorhood.
Compiled by Mike Voss