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This week’s Up Close & Personal feature is on Merle Tinker. Merle is the Community Director of Henry Manor in Morristown, TN.

1. Name 3 people, dead or alive, that you would like to have dinner with & why?

  • My Dad – he passed away in November of last year. I would love one more dinner together.
  • My Sister – Stacey passed away at the age of two and a half  in 1973. I would love to see her beautiful smile again.
  • Jennifer Aniston – she’s just sexy!

2. What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on?

  • I vacationed in England in 2001. Seeing London and all the historical architecture was amazing. Buckingham Palace was absolutely beautiful.

3. What are your favorite TV shows, Netflix series, etc.?

  • Shameless (Showtime series) on Netflix…the title says it all!
  • This is Us on NBC
  • Chicago Fire on NBC

4. What are 3 things we don’t know about you?

  • I was the only male that graduated in the top 10 of my high school class.
  • I grew up in a small coal mining town in Briceville, TN.
  • I was a bartender for almost 20 years, before coming to LHP.

With gratitude & coffee,


Lindsay B