Your Turn

Your Turn/Steve Felde

Posted: Aug. 26, 2018 12:01 am

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a disc jockey because growing up in the Chicago area, I listened to some of the best including Larry Lujack, John "Records" Landecker, Eddie Schwartz and Wally Phillips.

What would you rather be doing right now? Be on the ARC trainer at the Blessing Wellness Center.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I'm a homebody. I do not like to travel.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Being hired by KHQA News upon graduation from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

It really stinks when ... someone disrespects another person.

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

I always laugh when ... I talk with my granddaughters. They are amazing.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My mom, dad and brother Tim. They have all passed away, and I miss them every day.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... go home and talk with my wife about our day.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... tall, uncoordinated but a good actor.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... I am a news junkie, and Sam Donaldson, formerly of ABC News, came to speak to a class I was in at Mizzou.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go with my entire family to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game. We've done it once, and it was one of the best days ever!

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... move out of the tri-state area.

America should be more concerned about ... the education system. It seems to me to be built upside down with much focus on higher education and not enough emphasis on and support of preschool/early learning programs. The roof is important, but it's the foundation that holds up the house. The foundation of this country's future -- our children -- needs to be prepared for the very complex world we will leave them.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... anxiety. I worry about everything!

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... YouTube, Fox News and CBS News.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? If you never slow down, then you never grow old.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... WTAD or KRXL.

I always get sentimental when ... I think about my parents and my childhood.

The older I get, the more I realize ... no wise man ever wished to be younger.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have worked harder in high school math classes. My math skills are embarrassingly poor.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my Cubs coat. My brother Jeff bought it for me, and it never fails to draw compliments and comments.

If I've learned anything at all ... There is nothing more important than family.

Steve Felde, 58, a native of a Chicago suburb, has lived in Quincy for 35 years. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married 30 years this year. They have three children and three grandchildren. Felde is a member of the Blessing Health System Marketing, Communications and Community Relations team.