Peggy Johnson likes fishing, singing

Published 12:07 am Wednesday, October 22, 2008

By By MaryClaire Foster
(This week The Atmore Advance spotlights 65-year-old Peggy Wall Johnson.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in between Andalusia and Dozier on Dec. 9, 1943.
Q: Who were your parents?
A: My parents were Robert Guy Wall and Lena Pearl Carnley Wall.
Q.What did your parents do for a living?
A: They were sharecroppers.
Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have three siblings, one sister, Juanita Redmond and two brothers, James Robert Johnson and William David Johnson.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I attended Baldwin County High School.
Q: Did you do a lot of traveling?
A: I’ve traveled a lot with the seniors. I’ve been to New York City; Cherokee, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Canada and the Masters. My favorite was N.C. because I love the mountains.
Q: Where did you work?
A: My husband and I owned a flower nursery and then drove a truck hauling for a wrecker.
Q: Where have you lived?
A: I lived in Dozier until I was 5 and then Bay Minette until I was 29. I lived in Lady Lake, Fla. from then until I moved here in 1999.
Q: What do you like most about Atmore?
A: The friendliness of the people.
Q: Did you ever marry? If so, what is your spouse’s name?
A: I was married to Clarence Eugene Johnson on Nov. 5, 1971.
Q: How did you and your spouse meet?
A: We met at a flowery nursery in Stapleton.
Q: What advice do you give married couples to have a long, healthy marriage like you did?
A: Learn how to communicate.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: I have two girls. Kathrine Schneider and Patricia Kay Johnson.
Q: Do you have any grandchildren?
A: Yes, I have four.
Q:Where do you attend church?
A: I attend Friendly Holiness in Poarch.
Q: What keeps you busy these days?
A: Taking care of Savannah Daughtry and Bernice Qualls.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: I love all of the CSI shows. If I had to pick a favorite it would be CSI:Miami because I like Horatio.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Turnips and mustard and vegetables. My favorite sweets are banana pudding and coconut cake.
Q: Are you a good cook?
A: Yes of course.
Q. Do you have any hobbies?
A: I like to sing and fish. I fish in the Tribe’s pond and we go once a year to Lake Eufala.
Q: What advice would you give people on living a long life?
A: Trust in the Lord and live it the way he shows you too.
Q: What is the happiest time of your life?
A: When I had my children.
(If you would like to recommend a senior to be spotlighted please contact the Atmore Advance at 368-2123 or e-mail us at newsroom@atmoreadvance. com)

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