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Personalities Plus — Segundo Pena


What's your idea of a perfect day?

“Being alive.”

What did you think about on Sept. 11?

“I was shocked.”

What is your theme song?

“‘If I Make It Through December’ by Merle Hagard.”

Who’s invited to your ideal dinner party, and why?

“Loretta Lynn (cause she’s a woman).”

What do you think about Portales?

“Great town to live in and watch your children grow.”

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

“Gun Smoke and John Wayne movies..”

Tell us about a happy time:

“Lunch time.”

What was your most embarrassing moment?

“When I had to see a woman doctor.”

What’s so great about your favorite sport?

“I don’t like sports.”

Tell us about a time you cried:

“When I said, ‘I do.’”

Tell us a story about your childhood:

“I went to work when I was 15 years old. I was always a man.”

What did you think you would do for a living when you were a kid?

“I thought I would paint cars..”

If I could do anything, I would ...

“Be a carpenter.”

What is your greatest fear?

“I am never scared.”

What is your greatest hope?

“To keep on surviving.”

What is your favorite taste?

“Tina’s chili.”

Tell us a story about your mom or dad:

“Great people, loving, caring and devoted.”

What is your favorite smell?


Tell us about a time you were afraid:

“W hen I was being shot at in the Korean War.”

What's your favorite part about your job?

“Yard work.”

What do you not like about your job?

“Waiting for the sun to cool down.”

Tell us about your first date:

“I don’t remember.”

Tell us how you met your spouse:

“In the broom corn field.”

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

“(Have people) grow their own food.”

— Compiled by Loretta Kos


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