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Meet Your Neighbor: B. Ben Johnson

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
B. Ben Johnson

Favorite music Big band, Glenn Miller.

Favorite book(s) Bible, World War II books.

Favorite movie(s) Saving Private Ryan, Twelve O’Clock High, Marley and Me.

Favorite food Omelets, baked fish, pie a la mode.

Favorite TV?shows Fox News, Lawrence Welk, Wheel of Fortune.

Favorite sports teams St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs.

If I were to live anywhere else, it would be Sun City Grand, Arizona.

A cherished childhood memory Driving a tractor at age nine and also driving a car in Chicago at age 13.

If I had one day to live any way I wished, I would Go fly a jet, then go play golf and then take my wife out for dinner and dancing.

A philosophy I try to live by Faith in God and honesty in my work.

I admire people who Can speak out for Jesus.

People might be surprised to learn I Love to dance.

One person I’d like to meet is Apostle John who wrote Revelation.  We were privileged to visit Patmos and see the place he did his writings.

My dream job would be To follow my dad and play pro baseball.  I did play with the Andover Swedes - batted 402.

Advice worth passing on To have a deep faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Pet peeves Those who criticize God and our country.

I’m thankful for My gorgeous wife (Trudy told me to say that) and family, good health and that we live in the best country in the world.

PERSONNEL FILE

Age 86.

Occupation Retired.

Family Wife Trudy, sons Greg (Karla), David (Debra), daughters Jane (Rich Morency) and Melanie Bailey plus 10 grandchildren.

Residence 122 New Street, Cambridge.

Education Andover, Orion, Augustana College in Rock Island and Northwestern University.

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