A corn and soybeans kind of girl

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Nancy, Claire, Phillip

Nancy Sawyer answers UU liFE’s Five Big Questions

UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how?

Nancy: I was raised on our family farm in central Illinois until I was eight. After that we moved around until I graduated from high school, since my dad was a salesperson for Asgrow Seed Company. My family still owns the farm in Illinois. I’m a corn and soybeans kind of girl.

How have you made your living?

Earlier in life as a secretary, but now as a registered dietitian. Why an RD?? Because I love food!

What’s the most remarkable thing you’ve done?

Went skydiving. It was a tandem jump. Still can’t believe I jumped out of an airplane. Or rather, I was willingly pushed.

What’s the Next Big Thing for you?

Adjusting to being an empty nester, thinking about retirement, traveling. I’d love to design/build a modern home perfect for entertaining.

How do you serve UUFE and why?

I’ve served UUFE in a multitude of ways. Why? Because it’s my spiritual/moral home, it’s been a training ground for personal development, and it’s given me wonderful friendships and connections.

One Response to “A corn and soybeans kind of girl

  1. Wonderful interview. I’m proud to be your friend! And to have been one of the (former) Midwest Nancys with the meaningful and enjoyable connections I once had at UUFE with you and others. So grateful we have kept in touch. And the photo of you and Claire and Phillip really captures how happy you all are together!

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