Coffee Chat: Tom CarlsonPublished 11:31pm Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Name: Tom Carlson
Occupation: Vice president, Hannapel Home Center
Family: Married to Carolyn. We have two sons — Matthew and Adam (Christina)
Where are you from originally? My mother
When did you move here? Why? 1977. I purchased a house on Indian Lake.
To what clubs/church do you belong? Member of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Dowagiac Union Schools Foundation, Lee Memorial Hospital Foundation, Indian Lake Improvement Association
Education (list schools attended starting with high school): Decatur High School, SMC and KVCC
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing? Probably something else
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? I would use it to keep doing what I am doing now until it all runs out.
What’s something most people don’t know about you? My cell phone ring tone is “The Lollipop Guild” from “The Wizard of Oz.”
Favorite food? Chicken
Last book you read? “God, Country, Notre Dame” The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh
Favorite TV show? “Call of the Wildman: Turtleman”
Where would you go on your dream vacation? A trip to Ireland with all my family
Pet peeve? People who ask me what my pet peeve is, and people who pick their noses at stop lights.
Best advice you ever got and who gave it to you? “If you continually ask yourself ‘what’s important now?’ you won’t waste time on the trivial.” — Lou Holtz
What would you want on your tombstone? My name
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