Your Turn

Your Turn/George Walley

Posted: Jun. 16, 2018 10:15 pm Updated: Jun. 17, 2018 2:07 pm

With George Walley

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a pilot and/or an aerospace engineer.

What would you rather be doing right now? Flying or gardening.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I grow a lot of garlic.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Getting my private pilot's license on June 11, 1976.

It really stinks when ... people won't turn on their headlights.

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

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... go home.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... uncoordinated, shy and a geek! (And they were right.)

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... meeting and talking with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go flying.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... quit gardening.

America should be more concerned about ... preparing our children to work.

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

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... the weather. I am a weather nut.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Zig Ziglar -- "You can never rise above your words."

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... "The Blend" or Fox News on XM Radio.

I always get sentimental when ... looking through family photo albums.

The older I get, the more I realize ... how much time I have wasted.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... do-over college.

If I've learned anything at all ... Always be positive, and always be grateful to God.


George Walley, 65, was born in St. Louis and raised in Hannibal. Married for 40 years, he has three grown and married children and three grandkids. A former Holiday Inn general manager for 20 years, Walley has worked as an economic developer for Hannibal and Marion County for 16 years. He loves cycling, flying and gardening.

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