Ben Ahring, retired chemistry and physics teacher, is featured in this week's Meet Your Neighbor.


Favorite music 70’s classic rock.

Favorite books Anything by Clancy, Patterson or Grisham.

Favorite movies Hoosiers, The Princess Bride, The Hunt for Red October.

Favorite food Pam’s lasagna.

Favorite TV?shows NCIS, White Collar, Burn Notice, Castle.

Favorite sports teams Cardinals baseball, Bears and Bulls.

A cherished childhood memory That living near St. Louis, I was able to ride the bus to go see Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, Bob Pettit, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson and many other legends of the major league Baseball and NBA play.

If I had one day to live any way I wished, I would Play Augusta National Golf Club in the morning, fly to California and play Pebble Beach to end the day.

A philosophy I try to live by Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

I admire people who Can disagree without being disagreeable.

People might be surprised to learn I am emotionally sensitive. It’s easy to tug at my heart strings.

One person I’d like to meet is Albert Einstein.

My dream job would be What I did for 32 years. I loved teaching chemistry and physics as well as coaching.

Advice worth passing on Never try to paint a pig. It is a waste of paint and will only make the pig mad.

I’m thankful for The love and support of my family; my four wonderful grandkids; and all the men and women, past and present, who have served this country and made it possible for us to live as we do.

PERSONNEL FILE

Age 61

Occupation Retired chemistry/physics teacher.

Family Wife, Pam; daughter LeAnna (Brent) Hasson; son, Ben?(Michelle) Ahring; grandchildren Blake and Lexi Hasson and Benjamin and Alec Ahring.

Residence Cambridge

Education O’Fallon High School (Illinois) Class of 1967; Eastern Illinois University 1967-71 and Illinois State University 1971-73.

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