Your Turn with ... Venora Deemer

Venora Deemer
Posted: Jan. 4, 2013 4:17 pm Updated: Jan. 28, 2013 3:15 pm


When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a beautician because I liked messing with hair.

What would you rather be doing right now? Lounging on a nice warm, white sandy beach on the Emerald Coast.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I love "Star Trek" and the Monkees.

Other than your wedding day and the birth of your child, what was your proudest moment? My daughter's wedding day and the birth of her first child.

It really stinks when ... people pass judgment without having the facts.

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

I always laugh when ... my granddaughter does something silly.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My paternal grandparents and my father. I never knew my paternal grandparents, and I would love to get to know them and see them with my father.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... collapse and relax. If chocolate is involved, that is even better.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... very shy.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with ... Ronald Reagan. I got his autograph when he spoke at Culver-Stockton when I attended there.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... attend a NASCAR race.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... change our way of life. A million dollars doesn't go all that far anymore.

America should be more concerned about ... her senior citizens. They (we) are a vital part of our country and need to be taken much more into consideration, especially concerning Social Security and Medicare.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... stuffed moose.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... Facebook to catch up.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Be yourself. I'm sure I heard it from several people.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... oldies.

I always get sentimental when ... I hear Christmas music, especially "O Holy Night." Daddy used to sing that every Christmas.

The older I get, the more I realize ... some things just aren't worth the hassle.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... I really can't think of a thing.

My favorite item of clothing is ... can't really think of one thing. Love my comfy clothes.

If I've learned anything at all ... it is that prayer really does work.


Venora Deemer, 57, is a stay-at-home wife and "nanna" who says she grew up in northern Missouri as a preacher's kid. She takes care of an almost-2-year-old granddaughter full time.


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