Robb loving retirement

Published 1:18 am Saturday, September 24, 2011

Editor’s note: Fifty Plus is a weekly feature that provides a look at area senior citizens, their accomplishments and their life experiences. Fifty Plus prospects are asked to fill out a questionnaire concerning their lives.

This week’s Fifty Plus takes a look at Diana L. Robb, who is retired and lives in Beaufort County.
Where are you from originally?
Kane, Pa.
When did you move here? Why?
1998. Married Captain Marlen C. Robb.
To what clubs/church do you belong?
Senior center, lunch club, First Baptist Church
Education (list schools, starting with high school)
Kane High School, real-estate school and tax school.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?
More of the same. Love being retired.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Help family, friends and community.
What is the thing most people don’t know about you?
Love sunsets, birdsongs and children at play.
What is your favorite food?
What’s the last book you read?
“The Eleventh Commandment” by Jeffrey Archer.
What is your favorite TV show?
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
What is your pet peeve?
I dislike seeing mown grass lying on the side of the road, unmade beds.
What’s the best advice you ever received and who gave it to you?
All the words of wisdom that can only come from your mother.
What’s the biggest difference between life as a senior as opposed to below age 30?
Having the children around.
Compiled by Mike Voss

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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