Portraits of Rhonda

January 19, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Rhonda was a participant in the first round of the "Over 50 with Maggie" exhibit.

Her biography:

I'm a small town girl born and raised in Charlotte County, VA. I grew up on a dairy farm in Phenix with my family: Momma, Daddy, older brother and two younger sisters. I learned very early the meaning of hard work and the value of a dollar. I learned a lot of life lessons on the [tobacco] farm; some of the best memories of my childhood were going to the creek after a long days work. I've been married to my husband, H.T., for 32 years; we have three girls, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren. I'm a 56 year old retired Deputy Sheriff that still lives on that small family farm in Phenix. I have been blessed by God in so many ways.

My values have changed quite a bit. I thought working and having money to be able to provide everything my family wanted was the most important thing. I now know that spending time with them is so much better; being rich has nothing to do with money!! The very first time I went to Virginia Beach I fell in love with the salt water and sand. ...My bucket list to spend... time at the beach.... Every year we try to spend 2-3 weeks at North Myrtle Beach.

I hope people see me as a woman who loves God and her family, [and] describe me as a kind, caring and fair person. But don't mistake my kindness for weakness! I'm an easy going kinda person. I go with the flow of things I don't have to have plans, I don't let little stuff stress me out. I'm not going to worry about things that don't matter or stuff I can't change.

My definition of attractive in my 20's was definitely a physical description; in my 40's it was the way you treated and cared for others. The love a person gave their spouse and children — the look in their eyes made them the most attractive people. Today... attractive people are people that are happy and content in the life they've lived. They are people who you want to be around because the inner beauty shines through.

Advice: Don't do anything stupid!! Karma karma karma… it's real and it will always come back to haunt you. Two quotes I shared with my 5th grade students  a favorite author of mine wrote and I quote loosely " Why try to fit in when you were made to stand out" Dr. Seuss; the other from a famous older lady Madea " it's not what they call you that matters, it's what you answer to that's important."

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