In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

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Featured this week is:  Tom Sewell

From: Farmland | Occupation:  Owner Candy & Stuff

1. Tell us about your family – spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.

      My wife Krista has lived in Randolph County her whole life and graduated from Monroe Central. We have a son Kelley who graduated from Monroe Central in 1997, he and his wife Kelly have three children Jovie, L.C., and Lilly. Our daughter Angela Patterson, who graduated from Monroe Central in 1999, is married to Patrick and has two children Isaiah and Kayla. We also have two dogs.   


2. What is your occupation?

    I am retired from Borg-Warner in Muncie and own and operate Candy & Stuff in Farmland

3. How many jobs have you had?

    I have had several jobs, I was at Borg-Warner for 35 years. My least favorite was honey dipping my dad’s septic tank. My favorite is the Candy Store.

4. Other than your family members, who in your life do you most admire?

     My friend Richard Higgs. We have been friends for many years. We went to school and graduated together.

5. If you could change the world, what would be your first move?

    Try to improve people’s morals.

6. What is your best advice for someone to experience happiness?

    Trust in Jesus.

7. You just won millions in the lottery. What will you do with the winnings?

    I would help out those who need it.

8. What are 3 things remaining on your bucket list?

    The only thing I can think of is that I would like to see the giant redwoods in California.

9. What is the best technological invention from the 1950’s forward?

     Cell phones and computers are both the best and worst inventions since the 1950’s.

10. What is something that very few people know about you?

    I talk a lot, so everyone already knows almost everything about me.


11. What is your biggest pet peeve?

    People who crowd in line.

12. What is your favorite memory?

     When I was a child, my grandfather, who only had one leg, would reach out and catch us with his cane and give us a cinnamon ball.

13. If you found a time machine that would take you back for one day, when would that be? Why?

    When I was about 14, I was working at this gas station in Selma. These people came in all dressed up like they were going to a wedding or a funeral. They asked for directions, I thought that they said Union City, so I told them to continue down 32 and go through Parker and Farmland, there is a little jog over then continue to Winchester and the next town would be Union City. They went on. Then I realized that they had asked for directions to Hartford City. Being too young to drive, I could not catch them. I would go back to that day and give the correct directions

14. What is the biggest misconception about you?

    None that I know of.

15. What is your favorite place to dine within the boundaries of Randolph County?

    Our Pizza House in Winchester.

16. Have you always lived in the Randolph County area? If not where else?

    Except for the 34 years that I lived in Selma and worked in Muncie.

17. Your biggest contribution to society?

    I don’t know. Maybe helping to keep the dentists busy?

18. Most important rule in life?

    Follow the 10 Commandments.

19. Biggest “Game Changer” in your life?

    Accepting Christ.

20. Will you retire from your current job?

    Most likely.


Can you dance?


Dream vacation?

    Take a train ride from coast to coast.

Favorite food?

    Pork Tenderloin.

Dream car?

    I already have it, a 1957 Chevy.

Favorite type of music?

    Gospel Music and songs from the 1950’s and 60’s, although I’m not too fond of some of the 60’s music.