Your Turn

Your Turn/Ryan Jacquot

Posted: May. 25, 2019 12:01 am Updated: May. 25, 2019 11:38 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... I never had a game plan. I still don't know what I want to be.

What would you rather be doing right now? Helping get the crop in the ground.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Being 1997 IHSA state basketball champs and weathering the storm and surpassing my tenth year in business.

It really stinks when ... people don't shop at their local businesses, then complain when they're gone.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Work hard, play hard.

I always laugh when ... my girls tell jokes.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? All of my grandparents, so I could get their life history documented on video in their point of view and memorize all of their witty sayings.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... hop in a big tractor.

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

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go back to my John Wood days.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... shop at the big evil W.

America should be more concerned about ... appreciating veterans of all ages, recycling and changing multi-generational laziness. (I'm pro work.)

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... My wife says I never get rid of anything.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... stlcardinals.com.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... WCAZ, country radio or Cards game.

I always get sentimental when ... you witness a deep heartfelt wedding toast when you can tell someone means the world to one another such as a father pouring his heart out to his daughter, especially now that I have two daughters.

The older I get, the more I realize ... the older you get, the faster time moves.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... stay in college forever and become a professor.

My favorite item of clothing is ... The nice thing about owning your own business is you can wear whatever you want. I love wearing a hat to work everyday.

If I've learned anything at all ... the books you read and the people you surround yourself with creates the person you are today.

 

Ryan Jacquot, 38, grew up on a family farm in Basco and lives there today with wife Adrienne and three children -- Parker, 6, Quinn, 4, and Jensen, six months. He went to John Wood Community College and Webster University to play basketball, moved home in 2008 and bought a business, MORE Medical, in Carthage. He loves to deer hunt.