Name: Kimberly Lee Ord
You live where: Mount Union (Hill Valley)
From where originally: Huntingdon (Piney Ridge)
Educated at: Central High School, Computer Learning Network, Juniata College, Purdue University Global
Family: Mom and dad, Susan and Donald; brother and sister, Rick and April; sons, Sean (and Anna) and Damian (and Danni); stepdaughters, Tara and Catherine; grandchildren, Aurora, Keanu, Carter, Alex, Ryley, Maya, Kevin, Demitri, Sierra and Marina; grandmother, Beulah; and many, many more.
Job: Full-time college student and volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency
Job’s reward: Lots of free time
What I hate about my job: Low pay!
Very first job was: Altoona Mirror delivery Kid (and in my teens worked for my dad as a mechanic at his boat shop)
Favorite food: It’s a toss-up between lobster and lasagna
Pets: Odie, a 10-year-old black Lab mix; Angel, a 1-year-old rat terrier/Chihuahua mix; Lincoln, a 6-year-old ferret; Squeak, an 18-year-old cockatiel; and Smokey, an 11-year-old stray outdoor cat.
Hero: My late husband, Kevin
Hobbies: Fishing, gardening, camping
Pet peeves: Grumpy, negative people and drama queens
You collect: Coins, currency, and everything Stephen King
Best friend: Angel, my dog!
You would like to have witnessed what event in history: Watch the very first steam paddle wheel boat.
Event that changed your life: The death of my husband
Your scariest moment: Bitten by rattlesnake in Badlands National Park, South Dakota, in 1973, when I was just 6 years old
Your first memory: Walking under the drive-thru tree at Redwood National Forest at 3 years old and seeing Mount Rushmore during the same trip.
Trait inherited from parents: Determination
Piece of advice that you live by: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough, you will” — Stephen King
Who needs a hug: Doesn’t everyone?
Who needs a kick in the pants: My roommate Donna
Favorite reading/author: Stephen King
Favorite spot on earth: Fishing at Raystown Lake
Website you visit most: Purdue University Global Online Campus (Facebook second)
Would like concert tickets to see: Ozzy Osbourne or Jeff Dunham
One bad habit: Putting up with stupid people!
Three items on your bucket list:
1. Get my master of science degree
2. See the volcanos of Hawaii
3. Own a Lamborghini (or at least my dad’s 1966 GTO convertible)
Five minutes with: I’d give up hours of my time for my grandkids to spend five minutes each with their Pop-Pop again.
What skill or lesson would you like to learn: How to bottle the energy my rat terrier/Chihuahua mix dog has so I can have more!
What would people find surprising about you: I am nice!
How would you like to be remembered: As a grandma who got her college degrees.