Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 83

PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life? LJ: I am fortunate to have an extreme- ly interesting and heartwarming story attached to my life. It is a very long and involved story, but in a nutshell, my father was adopted, and the most interesting thing I have ever done was to research and find his birth family when he was 65 years of age. The heartwarming part is that I have family all over the country whom I never knew, but who greeted us with open arms, and even to this day, keep in touch even though my father has passed away. The experience was overwhelming, but in a positive way, and I feel blessed beyond words. Cindy Dillard Henson Cindy is the Vice-President of Dillard Feed & Seed, Inc. store in the interim. We lost Mom in 1996 and my second Mom, Jo, in 2000. That’s how I ended up at the feed store. PCT: What is your favorite novel? CDH: Centennial by James Michener. I love history. PCT: What do you do to decompress? CDH: I like to sit outside and watch the birds, squirrels and cows. We go to Colorado whenever we can and then I really chill out! I can sit for hours watching the clouds move over the mountains. PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? CDH: I took Judo as a teenager and my birthday and wedding anniversary are the same date. PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? CDH: Being fair and honest.  PCT: If you could have lunch with anyone, either living or dead from history, who would it be? CDH: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  PCT: If you had to do another job other than what you’re doing, what would you do?  CDH: I would be involved in dog rescues. There are some old ostrich pens on our land and my sister and I have had several conversations about turning them into dog runs and having a dog shelter. PCT: What is your impact to Parker County? CDH: We donate to many charitable organizations, but we are most active at the Youth Livestock sale held during the Stock Show and Rodeo. The money the kids receive can be used to buy an animal for the next show and to go into a college fund.  PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life?  CDH: When Tony and I were young- er, we rented Jeeps all over Colorado and went over all of the mountain passes and 4-wheel trails. The trails weren’t rated then, but they are now. I bought a book a few years back that showed all of the passes and trails and their ratings. I discovered that we had gone over some of the most dangerous trails; little did we know, thank goodness, because we always had a blast! For those of you who know Telluride, we went over Black Bear Pass when it was a two-way! Brandon Baldwin Brandon is the Worship Pastor for Greenwood Baptist Church and Worship Instructor for Weatherford Christian School. PCT: How did you get into your occupation? BB: It is a truly long story, 16 years in the making. But in short, music was my emotional release and something I did for fun. I have always played for churches and over time that devel- oped into God providing opportuni- ties for me to move into my position at GBC and the opportunity I have to teach at WCS. PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  CDH: The best days are when members of my family are healthy and happy. The next best days are when I am in the mountains with Tony and our dog. But, as my niece, Rhea Ann, is telling me, my best day PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give?  CDH: Treat others as you would like to be treated and give 100 percent to anything you do. PCT: How did you get into your occupation? CDH: My dad and mom, R.D. and Jean Dillard, bought the store from Gus Vincent in 1969 and took possession Jan. 2, 1970. We los ^BY[ NN [^H\[B]\][\XY[[ܘ[\K[H  NNL^H\ؘ[۞H[H\H][[][KK]B[YHو&\ܙXˈ^H\\Z[H[[[ۜ[\\ؘ[ ZZKۈH\[\[ ܝ \YܙKHY&]]HH[YH™]HHYYܙK۞H[H[ݙYX[ NNLˈܝ[][KHYHۙ\[ ۙ\B[\YYKYY\X[YHB]\\[H[YH[BܛH0