Farwell resident Marjorie Watkins has lived in the Clovis area for the majority of her life. She has mainly lived in the smaller outlying communities and held an elected office in Parmer County for 12 years.
Watkins is in charge of recruiting new members to the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce. In her 15th year with the chamber, Watkins said she enjoys meeting new people.
In her spare time, Watkins enjoys playing 42 and piano and organ at church.
When I get in my car, the first thing I listen to is... the Gaithers, and Grant McGee and Duane Chase as I go to work.
My friends and family call me… Grammy — Margie or Marge.
If I had an open plane ticket to anywhere, I would go to… Switzerland, Australia and Alaska.
After a long, hard day, I love to... play 42 at the Senior Citizens or a friend’s house and get with my family and eat or read.
One of my favorite childhood toys is... In my day and age we didn't get many toys. I had two dolls and a bicycle and when I was 16, on my birthday, my mother bought me a teddy bear.
One movie I could watch over and over again is... ”Sound of Music.”
If you had four hours of unplanned free time, what would you do with it? I would faint. Or maybe go shopping.
My favorite bad-for-me food is...chocolate candy and coffee.
What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? My favorite show is sports on Channel 4, Amarillo, and Lee K. Howard, my grandson, is the newscaster. And “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.”
What’s your idea of a perfect day? Watch TV, take a nap, eat and maybe play 42 and not have to cook.
What is your theme song? "Jesus is All the World to Me.”
What would you like printed on your gravestone? See you in Gloryland.
If you won a $1 million dollar lottery, what would you do first with the money? Give it to missions. I have had the opportunity to spend time in an orphanage in Juarez this past year. The kids have a pretty nice place to live but sometimes they are very low on food and over there it is hard for them to get a high school education.
Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party? Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and John Wayne.
What do you think about Clovis? I love Clovis — lots of good people. When I was a kid, we went to Clovis on Saturdays to sell our eggs and cream and buy groceries and sit in the car watching people and sometimes I got to go to the Saturday afternoon movies. It’s a good place to be.
What is your greatest hope? That all my family will meet me in Heaven.
Who is your favorite entertainer? The Gaithers.
Tell us about a happy time. When my first grandchild was born.
What was your most embarrassing moment? When I got down from playing the organ at a funeral and sat down in a chair that turned over with me. I was sprawled out in front of a whole church full of people.
Tell us a story about your childhood. We always opened our gifts on Christmas Eve because my dad was too big a kid to wait until Christmas morning. Our family was a hard working famly. I drove the tractor to pull the combine and helped plow. I helped gather eggs, milk cows and herd cattle.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing your job? I would probably get very lazy but I would like to do some volunteer work, travel some and enjoy my family.
What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? Playing with lots of great grand children.
When you were a kid, what did you think you’d be doing as an adult? I thought I would be teaching school. That’s mostly the job women could get or be a secretary.
If money were not object, what would you do to make the world a better place? Give to missions and spread the gospel.
What is your favorite taste? Chocolate.
What is your favorite smell? Spices.
What do you not like about your job? I love my job and I work with such neat people and wonderful bosses.
What is your most prized possession? My family.
— Compiled by FNM Correspondent Liliana Castillo