Loraine Weinmann loves dancing

Published 8:33 am Wednesday, July 1, 2009

By Staff
(This week The Atmore Advance visited with 68-year-old Loraine Weinmann at the Atmore SAIL Center.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: May 14, 1941 in Atmore near a place called Ray’s Quarters.
Q: Who were your parents?
A: D.V. and Mamie Johnson.
Q: What did your parents do for a living?
A: My daddy was an electrician and my mother worked at Vanity Fair. She also took in sewing.
Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have two brothers. Aubrey Johnson and Dennis V. Johnson. Dennis passed away about a month after his birth.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I attended school at Rachel Patterson and ECHS. When I was at RPES, Mr. A.C. Moore was principal.
Q: Do you do a lot of traveling?
A: Yes, quite a bit. I have been as far west as Hawaii, as far north as Illinois and Ohio, as far east as Charlotte and as far south as Tampa.
Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: To the Redwood Forest. I studied about redwoods and have always wanted to go there.
Q: Where did you work?
A: I worked at Vanity Fair for a short time and then at First National Bank &Trust for 38 years.
Q: Where have you lived?
A: I have lived in Atmore or within seven miles of Atmore all my life.
Q: What do you like most about Atmore?
A: It’s a good place to live. It was a nice place to raise my children.
Q: Did you ever marry? If so, what is your spouse’s name?
A: Yes. My husband’s name is Ron Weinmann.
Q: How did you and your spouse meet?
A: We met at the American Legion dances.
Q: How many children do you have?
A: Four daughters. Their names are Janet, April, Tammy and Shannon.
Q: Do you have any grandchildren?
A: Six. Their names are Erica, Jared, Jennifer, Kelly, Cody and Tori. I also have two great grandchildren named Robert and Mallie.
Q: Where do you attend church?
A: Robinsonville Baptist Church. I am the treasurer and in the choir.
Q: If you are not at the SAIL Center, what else might you be doing?
A: I might be at the YMCA doing exercise or sitting at a sewing machine making things for Covenant Hospice.
Q: What has been the most important event during your lifetime?
A: The day they revived me on the helicopter to Mobile.
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: Dancing. I love to dance. It’s great exercise for my health. The doctor tells me to dance, dance, dance.
(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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