Dropping anchor

Published 12:16 am Saturday, November 12, 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 Rose A. Crawmer, an advanced Rolf-Movement practioner.

Where are you from originally?

Keene, N.H.

When did you move here? Why?

2006. Lived aboard our sailboat for four years. Found this area; loved it. Stayed and sold sailboat.

To what clubs/church do you belong?

Rolf Institute, Associated Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals, Watercolor Society of North Carolina.

Education (list schools, starting with high school)

Our Lady of Monadnock Academy, Boston Conservatory, Columbia Pacific University, Potomac Massage Training Institute and Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?

Hiking in the mountains, drawing and painting more.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?

Invest some, plan longer vacations and help those in need.

What is the thing most people don’t know about you?

I’m shy.

What is your favorite food?

Babyback ribs.

What’s the last book you read?

“Night Over Water” by Ken Follett.

What is your favorite TV show?


Where would you go on your dream vacation?

New Zealand.

What is your pet peeve?

Narrow-minded, self-centered and bigoted people.

What’s the best advice you ever received and who gave it to you?

Trust yourself. My family.

What’s the biggest difference between life as a senior as opposed to below age 30?

I can approach life at a slower speed and can do more that I want to do as opposed to taking care of everyone else’s needs.

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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