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Getting to know Jim Woods

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Jim WoodsName:  James Tidball Woods

Town of Residence:  Malvern


Charm Woods, wife, retired kindergarten teacher; Andy Woods, son, Los Angeles, CA.

Occupation:  Retail Grocer

How long have you held this position?    36 years

What or who influenced you to become involved in the field you are in: 

My mother and father purchased a small grocery in 1953 and they were a huge influence on my decision.

What are your duties? 

Owner and operator of Woods Grocery in Malvern.

As a  youngster, what did you inspire to become one day? 

A history teacher and high school football coach.

What are your hobbies? 

Reading history and biographies.  Following the Browns, Buckeyes, Hornets, Indians and Mt. Union Football.

Community activities:

 I am a contributor to many civic organizations.

In my spare time, I enjoy...listening to Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.

Favorite Food: 

Home cooked meals.

Last movie you saw: 

We used to take our son all the time but I can’t actually remember the last one.

Favorite movie of all time: 

People would be surprised to know that I...always carry a clean handkerchief in my hip pocket.

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