Your Turn with ... Kirk Frageman

Kirk Frageman
Posted: Dec. 21, 2012 2:56 pm Updated: Jan. 11, 2013 3:15 pm


When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a baseball player.

What would you rather be doing right now? Be on vacation ... anywhere.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I hate to buy anything without a coupon.

Other than your wedding day and the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Witnessing my wife discover that she would like to change her work career at age 40. She decided that she wanted to become a therapist. Without a day of college, she started in pursuit of that endeavor. Little over five years later, she had her master's degree and she was a therapist. The journey of watching her pursue her dream was incredible to observe.

It really stinks when ... people are inconsiderate.

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

I always laugh when ... listening to my grandchildren tell me their stories.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Harry Chapin, the greatest songwriter and storyteller ever, and my mom and dad, to thank them for bringing me up the way they did.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... being retired, there is no really long day.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... somewhat crazy.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with ... Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter in Canton, Mo. I actually got to talk with him for several minutes.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... head somewhere warm for vacation.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... sing karaoke in a bar.

America should be more concerned about ... the national debt. If you have children or grandchildren, no explanation would be needed.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... T-shirts.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... vacation sites.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My roommate in Georgia once told me if loaned somebody $20 and never saw them again, it was a pretty good investment.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... XM/the Blend, Bridge or Love Station.

I always get sentimental when ... listening to Harry Chapin.

The older I get, the more I realize ... that life is very precious and short. Enjoy.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... work have worked less and spent more time with the children when they were growing up.

My favorite item of clothing is ... wind suits/sweatsuits. I have never owned a pair of blue jeans.

If I've learned anything at all ... don't take things for granted.


Kirk Frageman worked 25 years for the Quincy Park District as director of business services. He is married to Jan. He has a daughter, Lori, and son-in-law, Paul, with three grandchildren Blake, Logan and Garrett, and a son, Lucas, and vdaughter-in-law, Angie.


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