The Interview – Jane Hutchinson Arnold


Briefly describe yourself and what you do.

I am a happy person and I enjoy and love my family, friends, church, and my town of Senoia.  I have enjoyed being a part of many civic clubs and organizations.  I sell Premier Designs Jewelry and Watkins products.

Best piece of business advice received.  

Always look after your own business, and don’t leave it to someone else to manage.

If I had it to do over.

I’ve been happy with my life and would not change much, if anything. I enjoyed high school, Tift College, teaching english, P.E., and coaching the girls basketball team at Newnan High School.  I was extremely happy to move to Senoia to be with my new husband, Jimmy Hutchinson.  We have two fine children,  Beth and husband Woody Tripp and grandchildren, Hutch, Willis, and Maggie Tripp.  Jim has a wonderful son who we call Jay, but is actually J. B. Hutchinson, IV.  After Jimmy’s death, I met and married another fine man, Ralph T. Arnold.  With Ralph I inherited his sweet family.  I have been so blessed.

You are going on an extended  solo trip, what three albums or books would you take.  

The Bible, “Jesus Calling” a daily devotional, a romantic novel or book of short stories.  The music would be beautiful instrumental music, Alan Jackson Tape of hymns that were for his late mother.  A mixed album with Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, George Strait, and Tim McGraw.

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know.  I am the youngest of seven children, and my father was also a seventh child in his family.

You are hosting a dinner party for six.  What five people, living or dead would you invite?

Billy Graham, my mother, my daddy, Jimmy, and Jesus

.Name a yet unfulfilled dream.

Jimmy and I had planned an Alaskan Cruise after retirement but were unable to go because of his health issues.

If you were not doing what you are, you would be…

Maybe I would travel more or possibly serve on a mission trip.

Your go-to food.  

A tomato at any meal and chocolate anytime.

Dogs or Cats?  

We have always had dogs and cats for most of my life.  My children loved both.  We have neither at this time.

Your favorite quote and why.  

“Wise people change their minds and fools never do”. This means that if you see things differently, you are free to change your mind.

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own?  

Don’t procrastinate, use your time wisely, get advice from people with experience doing what you want to do, realize that everyone does not think the same way that I do.

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