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Dick Wellman
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Posted: Jul. 18, 2020 3:30 pm Updated: Jul. 18, 2020 9:26 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an architect or a builder, but drawing was not my best skill. An art teacher I had kind of squashed my desire to sketch. Drafting was a little too precise for my taste.

What would you rather be doing right now? Engineering something, creating something or fixing something. My mind is always looking for an improvement or a way to upgrade something.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I like to look at and Zillow a lot.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Buying my first investment property.

It really stinks when ... someone gives you a time or date and doesn't follow through.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Moral.

I always laugh when ... Alejandra and Valentino come to visit. They are 5 and 3 years old and so much fun to have around. The best little humans!

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Abraham Lincoln. I would like to hear his take on today's issues. Dolly Parton as her appearance being completely disingenuous while her inner self being so sincere and humble. Morgan Freeman. His film work is amazing, and I love to hear him talk.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... unwind with a cocktail, preferably Crown Royal.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... probably quiet or shy.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... seeing Donald Trump, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all speak at the same venue.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... have some kid time.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... move permanently.

America should be more concerned about ... getting people to be constructive and positive rather than blaming and using descriptive, segregating language. People are people. It is not about the outside appearance.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... scrap wood.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... anything mysterious or creepy.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Actually my own advice. "The smartest people are the ones who realize they can't know it all."

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... Hairnation.

I always get sentimental when ... I see someone crying. I hate it.

The older I get, the more I realize ... things get harder and harder to do.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... not be so outspoken. "Open mouth, insert foot," though we all do it.

My favorite item of clothing is ... comfy underwear.

If I've learned anything at all ... it's listen and do a lot of observation, and be objective.

Dick Wellman, 59, and his wife, Robin, a nurse, live in a unique house, which is his hobby and second love. He currently works at Quincy Medical Group, which is fun and challenging in these times. Wellman was born and raised in Quincy and does his best to support many community organizations. He is especially interested in Quincy history and preservation.