Your Turn

Your Turn/Julie Ross

Posted: Jul. 7, 2018 5:45 pm

With Julie Ross

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a softball player. I know that isn't a paying job, but it's the first thing I remember always wanting to do.

What would you rather be doing right now? I'd rather be on a boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, watching the kids wakeboard and tube.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... snakes totally freak me out. Watching the garden hose uncoil even gives me the creeps.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Receiving my master's degree from Mizzou. I didn't enjoy college the first time and had nightmares about going back.

It really stinks when ... people chew with their mouth open or talk with food in their mouth.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Genuine. I'm not trying to please a lot of people; this is just who I am.

I always laugh when ... little kids laugh. Who can resist a cute giggle?

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My mom's parents and my son Logan. My grandparents died when I was a young teenager, but I know they would have loved their five great-grandsons tremendously. Also my son, so he would have had the opportunity to meet them.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... have dinner with my family. It can be challenging to get together, even for such a small crew.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... fun.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... on our honeymoon, we ran into Kansas City Chiefs player Kevin Ross. It was cool since I'd just married a different Kevin Ross, and we were big Chiefs fans.

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

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... renounce my faith in Christ.

America should be more concerned about ... our lack of unity. Most issues can be resolved if people will just treat others the way they would want to be treated.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... Nike Benassi sandals. A girls need shoes to match every outfit, right?

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... Twitter. It's how I keep up with our local sports teams and my Fellowship of Christian Athletes kids.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My dad taught me that people are more important than paperwork. Always make time for the people in front of you.

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

I always get sentimental when ... men cry.

The older I get, the more I realize ... I need to make the most of every opportunity because the days are few.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have played college softball. I had the opportunity, but ...

My favorite item of clothing is ... a gray Polo sweatshirt my brother gave me. Actually, it's my second one in about 25 years, and it's wearing pretty thin but still my fave.

If I've learned anything at all ... God's word is never wrong. I need to make sure my opinions line up with His truth.

Julie Ross, 47, is a wife, mom and area rep for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She grew up in Lexington, Mo., but she's lived in Quincy for 23 years, so it's home now. Anything that involves her family is generally her favorite activity.