We asked Plant City: If you had the chance to meet any person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
“My father’s father. I’m told he was a real hoot.” – Ed Verner
“My grandfather Eugene Campbell. He was known in Plant City (border patrol, moonshine, detective.) I’ve read articles my mema had. From my understanding he was hit by an electric company truck on his way back from a case… I imagine he was the coolest guy. I learned later I got my interest in crime and photography from him.” – Jeanna Stephens
“Lady Jane Grey. A grand-niece of Henry VIII, Queen of England for nine days, beheaded at 16 years old, speaker of several languages, and a renowned intellectual in her time, she’s always been a fascinating historical figure for me, and one of my personal heroines (along with my great-aunt Nettie Draughon, but I already know her.) I’ve long dreamed of meeting Lady Jane.” – Stephanie McKenzie
“Jesus, because he gave his life for me so that I could have eternal life.” – Barbara Skaggs Ward
“Tim Conway.” – DeeDee Hawthorne Mathes
“Anyone that had a lower water bill.” – Ben Daniel
“Since you said meet, I take you don’t mean family. So, I would say Merle Haggard or the writers of the constitution. Why, Merle would be fun to fish with and just have a good time. The writers, well, just to show them what America has become.” – T.D. Dempsey