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Your Turn/Todd Grotts

Todd Grotts
Posted: Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 am


When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a carpenter like my dad.

What would you rather be doing right now? Playing golf with family and friends somewhere warm.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I enjoy woodworking.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Having the honor to baptize my daughter Brianna.

It really stinks when ... you have two kids sick at the same time.

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

I always laugh when ... I think of the time my Uncle Earl missed the ball and hit himself in the head with his racquet while playing me in racquetball.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My wife, my dad, my mom, my mother-in-law -- four people that I have the greatest respect for and love very much.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... get outside and forget everything at work.

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

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... Kendall Gill. I went to see my cousin at University of Illinois, was at a party and Kendall Gill was at the same party.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... play in the World Series of Poker.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... sky dive.

America should be more concerned about ... teaching nutrition because it may prevent many of the bad diseases we have in this country.

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

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... Google because it can tell you anything.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Do unto others as you would have them do unto you -- God.

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

I always get sentimental when ... I think of family members that are no longer with us.

The older I get, the more I realize ... how to cherish time you have with friends and family.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have studied more in high school.

My favorite item of clothing is ... shorts -- because it means it's nice out and you can get out and golf.

If I've learned anything at all ... it is to be thankful for all the blessings God has given me.

Todd Grotts, 50, grew up in Carthage, Ill., and works for Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Grotts has been happily married for 27 years and has four children -- Bryor, 24, Brianna, 21, Brennan, 12, and Bryson, 9. He enjoys bow hunting, golf and anything outdoors.