Jack Hyde, owner of Executive Resorts and proprietor of Jack's 3 Stool Bar and Lady in the Moon Observatory, got to face the questionnaire this week:
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family and career. The thing I enjoy and am most proud of is, of course, showing people the “lady in the moon.”
2. What, to you, is perfect happiness?
Knowing how to appreciate what I am blessed with each day. I see something beautiful every day and I love that I recognize that.
3. What one material possession would you save from your home in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)?
My pictures and correspondence I’ve enjoyed with so many over the years.
4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
If it takes a dollar to make a friend, keep your dollar. If it takes a friend to make a dollar, you had better keep your friend.
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to tolerate cold better since my grandkids enjoy snow activities. Of course, I don’t think that is going to happen.
6. What is your greatest fear?
That I’m not listening closely enough.
7. What real or fictional person do you most identify with?
I’m a great fan of Mark Twain. I admire men and women who work so very hard each day to help the rest of us.
8. What is your greatest extravagance?
Kona coffee in the morning and Irish butter when I cook.
9. If money weren’t an object, how would you spend your time?
Helping as many as I can to see the wonders of this little blue ball we exist on.
10. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I’ve learned to listen more and talk less.
11. What trait do you most admire in another person?
That quiet ability to trust just doing the right thing.
12. What trait do you most deplore in another person?
13. Who are your favorite musicians?
I’m pretty eclectic with my music. I have pretty broad taste. The writer/storyteller intrigues me—Leonard Cohen comes to mind. I’d love to play a duet with Leon Russell and, of course, we have one of the best songwriter/storyteller musicians right here in Richmond Hill, Gregg Allman. He’s really most talented.
14. What are your favorite books and/or who are your favorite authors?
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harry Truman, Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain.
15. What talent would you most like to have?
I really wish I could play the piano better.