Know your neighbor: Jim Jackson

Published 2:55 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Name: Jim Jackson
Age: 86
Occupation and title: Retired
Spouse’s name: Sheila
Children’s names and ages: Amy (42), Kevin (40) and David (35)
Church affiliation: Tryon Congregational Church
Pet I’d like to own: Dog
The secret to happiness is: Take life as it is.
Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “Zippity Do Da” or “This Little Light of Mine”
Three words/Phrases that best describe me: Happy-go-lucky
Book currently on my nightstand: “Unbroken”
My proudest achievement: Seeing the south in transition – the civil rights movement.
My most humbling moment: Not responding when two black men asked if they could attend my church.
Favorite color: Yellow.
Favorite pro sports team: Panthers – for better or worse.
The best life lesson i’ve learned and who taught me: Slipping into a basketball game without paying – my roommate.
Best decision I’ve made in life: Going to seminary.
Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: AFS (high school exchange program)

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