Your Turn

Your Turn/Donna Richmiller

Posted: Oct. 6, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Oct. 6, 2018 11:20 pm

With Donna Richmiller

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a professional ballplayer. I played every day.

What would you rather be doing right now? A two-ball golf scramble with my husband and daughters.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I took piano lessons for 12 years.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? The day a father of two of my students donated 25 iPads to my classroom.

It really stinks when ... a child bullies another child.

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

I always laugh when ... I run into students that I taught years ago.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My dad (he was my best friend). My mother-in-law (I loved her like I loved my mom). Eric Weiman.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... sit on my patio with my husband drinking a cold Mountain Dew.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a tomboy.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... sitting at a blackjack table in Vegas with Sammy Sosa. I asked for his autograph, and he said it is worth $300. I laughed at him.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... sit on my patio and watch all four grandkids play together. Two live in Denver, and two live near Champaign.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... jump out of a plane. I'm afraid of heights.

America should be more concerned about ... issues with anxiety and mental health.

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

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... my Herald-Whig app, of course.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My dad always told me "Donna Mary, everyone can be replaced."

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

I always get sentimental when ... I'm with my four grandkids.

The older I get, the more I realize ... every day is gift from God.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... put the effort I put into playing ball into my schoolwork in college.

My favorite item of clothing is ... a lightweight sweatshirt given to me by a friend that she wore.

If I've learned anything at all ... "You have to give respect to receive it."

Donna Richmiller, who says she's old enough to know better, is a teacher at St. Dominic School. She's married with two grown daughters and four grandchildren. Richmiller has lived in Quincy her whole life. Her hobby is golf.