Your Turn with ... Lyle Todd

Lyle Todd
Posted: Mar. 29, 2013 3:14 pm Updated: Apr. 19, 2013 8:15 pm


When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a truck driver or heavy-equipment operator.

What would you rather be doing right now? Traveling by RV across the United States.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I've been Type 2 insulin-dependent for 23 years.

Other than your wedding day and the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Coming home from Vietnam.

It really stinks when ... people are backstabbers.

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

I always laugh when ... I watch good entertainment.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My dad, my mom and my three brothers, who are all deceased.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... do whatever needs to be done.

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

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with ... President Lyndon Johnson at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... travel to Alaska.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... forget where I came from.

America should be more concerned about ... millions and billions of dollars being misspent. There seems to be not enough accountability.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... politicians and lobbyists.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... my saved favorites or search for answers.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? There almost always are two sides of opinion. Just realized it over the years.

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

I always get sentimental when ... I see happy and sentimental shows or observations.

The older I get, the more I realize ... life is precious. Why do people try to shorten it?

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have traveled the back roads more.

My favorite item of clothing is ... anything casual and being relaxed anywhere.

If I've learned anything at all ... it is to stay positive and give thanks for each day.


Lyle Todd, 67, is retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Hannibal, Mo., where he worked for 42 years. He enjoys yardwork and walking. He's a member of the Honor Legion Guard, and he's also a bingo caller. He's been married for 35 years to his wife, Beth, and they're both from Shelbina, Mo. They have four sons, one of whom is deceased.


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