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Personalities Plus -- Olga Hill


Name: Olga Hill

Age: 84

Hometown: Teague, Texas

Family: Husband, Harvey; a son, Lowery Hill; and three daughters, Maxine Anderson, Wanda Stephenson and Mona Roberts

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

“A nice cool day and visiting with your family.”

What did you think about on Sept. 11?

“Shock and worried about war.”

Tell us about your pet(s)

“I have a fish; he gets excited when I feed him.”

What is your theme song?

“ ‘It Doesn’t Hurt to Hurt Sometime’ by the Oak Ridge Boys.”

What do you think about Portales?

“I like it.”

What’s your favorite TV show, past and present?

“ ‘Nashville Now’ and judge shows.

Who is your favorite entertainer?

“Vince Gill.”

Tell us about a time you cried:

“When my husband died.”

Tell us about a happy time:

“When my children were born.”

Tell us a story about your childhood:

“I loved to go to my grandparents’ every weekend.”

Tell us a story about your mom or dad:

“My Dad died when I was 7 months old and my Mom remarried when I was 5. He was a good stepdad. My Mom was a hard worker who worked in the fields and was a good Christian woman.”

When you were a kid, what did you think you’d be doing as an adult?

“Didn’t think about it. Had to work in the fields and stay busy.”

If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place?

“Help feed the poor.”

What is your greatest fear?


What is your greatest hope?

“To get well.”

What is your favorite taste?


What is your favorite smell?


Tell us about a time you were afraid:

“Being in a hurricane when we lived in Houston.”

Tell us about your first date:

“I went to a church outing.”

Tell us how you met your spouse:

“At church.”

— Compiled by Loretta Kos


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