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Your Turn/Carol Logsdon

With Carol Logsdon
Posted: Feb. 2, 2019 10:55 pm Updated: Feb. 2, 2019 11:20 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... As the oldest of four children, I always enjoyed caring for my siblings and teaching them new things. I wanted to be a teacher as a child because of this.

What would you rather be doing right now? Sleeping. Does a working mother ever get enough sleep?

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... when I was a toddler, I almost lost one of my fingers, but with excellent care from Dr. Buckstein and my family, I am only missing a nail.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? The baptism of my children. It was such a special time to thank God and praise Him for each amazing gift He gave me. Being a mother is what I'm proudest of.

It really stinks when ... people are dishonest.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Fun-loving.

I always laugh when ... ever I can, even sometimes when I'm not supposed to. Laughing feels good. I love to hear my children laugh and my husband. Laughter really is a wonderful thing.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? I would love for my Grandpa Jeptha Foster to come to dinner and whistle a beautiful tune for me again. I would love for my Grandma Helen Foster to meet my children. She was red-headed like two of my children. I also would like to have dinner with my husband's grandfather, John Johnson. My mother, Paula Clayton, used to play in his garden as a little girl. The Johnsons and the Fosters lived by each other, yet Craig and I knew nothing about each other until years later after our grandparents had passed away.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... relax at home with my family watching a movie and getting my feet rubbed.

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

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... I am unaware of any. Maybe I should start traveling.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... watch my husband fly a helicopter.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... have anything to do with snakes.

America should be more concerned about ... its moral health. People need to be kind.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... white athletic socks.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... the news. I don't have cable TV at home, so I try to see what is current.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? My father, John Clayton, has always told me, "It can always be worse." I try to always remember this and focus on the positives.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... it depends on my mood, but I really enjoy K-Love.

I always get sentimental when ... talking about my family. Happy memories, sad memories -- any time with family is what is important.

The older I get, the more I realize ... to let go of the little stuff. Focus on what is important.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... not have a do-over. God is in control, and I have a wonderful life. I wouldn't want to miss out on any of it.

My favorite item of clothing is ... I don't have any favorite clothing, but I do have a blanket and some family jewelry.

If I've learned anything at all ... is it to enjoy life, laugh anytime you can and always thank God for the bigs, the smalls, the bads and the goods.


Carolyn Elizabeth Clayton Logsdon, 38, has been married to Craig Logsdon, a Hannibal, Mo., police officer, for 15 years. They have three children -- Aaron, 12, Isabella, 10, and John, 5. Logsdon attended St. John's Lutheran School and Church, where her children now attend. When her youngest began school, she was lucky enough to get a job with the school and is the financial/school secretary.