Your Turn with .. George Geisendorfer

Posted: Nov. 16, 2012 4:34 pm Updated: Dec. 7, 2012 5:15 pm


When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an auto mechanic. I liked to take things apart and put them back together, and I also liked cars. You could tell them apart then.

What would you rather be doing right now? Camping.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I like pottery making.

It really stinks when ... I drop things -- frequently. So each morning I get up, I throw something on the floor just to get it over with.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Impatient.

I always laugh when ... my grandson Asher grins.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My father, who is deceased; Abraham Lincoln, who had more guts than any other president; and George Harrison, who would be fun to talk to. I liked his music, and he was a little screwed up like the rest of us.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... fix a good meal for my wife and I. It's relaxing.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a nerd with a capital N.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with ... I have not had any famous-person meetings.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... eat brussel sprouts.

America should be more concerned about ... our children's economic future, both on a national level and individually. We are leaving them a whopper of a financial problem, and we are not teaching them to be financially responsible. Are we?

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... pills. None are narcotic, but my wife has to keep a list. I would mess it up good.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... my business home page to make sure it's there and working.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? It may be a little cynical but "it's not what you know, it's who you know."

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... NPR Radio, the Beatles and the Byrds.

I always get sentimental when ... my wife will tell me when I am being a butt.

The older I get, the more I realize ... keeping your family close and healthy is important.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... be more patient with my children.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my Tony Stewart orange pajama pants. I had a lot of wearing them on camping trips.

If I've learned anything at all ... it's hard to do sometimes, but you have stop and laugh at yourself once in a while. I have plenty to laugh about.


George Geisendorfer, 61, has been the owner and operator of Bix Basement Water Control and Foundation Repair for 33 years. He has six grandchildren who live within 50 miles of Quincy. When he wants to be alone, he does pottery.


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