Powell lands in Bath after FAA career
Published 12:12 am Saturday, October 29, 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 Bath resident Maudie Powell, who retired from the Federal Aviation Administration,
Where are you from originally?
Potecasi in Northampton County.
When did you move here? Why?
March 2009. Retirement home on the waterfront and tax exemption on my annuity.
To what clubs/church do you belong?
Funtime Seniors Bowling League in Greenville, Washington Yacht and Country Club, attend Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church,
Education (list schools, starting with high school)
W.S. Creecy High School, Rich Square; Fayetteville State University.
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?
Learning to play music, specifically, guitar and keyboard.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Establish college fund for my granddaughter, buy house for each of my two sons, travel to each of the 50 states in the U.S. and then abroad, charity donation to help those with cancer.
What is the thing most people don’t know about you?
I was over 55 when I baked my first cake.
What is your favorite food?
Spinach omelette and pear preserves.
What’s the last book you read?
“Last Night, a DJ Saved My Life.”
What is your favorite TV show?
“The Price is Right.”
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
Cruise to all of the Hawaiian Islands
What is your pet peeve?
Lack of organization and consistency.
What’s the best advice you ever received and who gave it to you?
“If you talk behind other people, you may tell lies.” My father.
What’s the biggest difference between life as a senior as opposed to below age 30?
More control of how you spend your time and when “you have to be anywhere.”
Compiled by Mike Voss