It’s Your Colusa County: Cindy Freed

Name: Cindy Freed

Age: 18 at heart! (Let’s just say under 55)

City of residence: Williams

Occupation: In no particular order:  Domestic Goddess, Book Keeper, Shepherd.

Family: Husband-Bob, Daughters- Savahanna (30) Makayla (23), Fallon (20)

Describe yourself in three words: Happy, kind, honest

What kind of pets do you have? If you count sheep as pets, I have about 100!  Also have 3 dogs, 3 cats and a horse.

What was your first job? Delivered Colusa Sun-Hearld from my handy-dandy bike!  Also worked in about every restaurant in Maxwell:  McCall’s Rice Paddy, Blue Swan, Jelly Jar.

What do you most enjoy about your job? Depends on which job you’re talking about!  The shepherd part is my favorite job.  I love watching the miracle of birth–it just amazes me!

What’s something about yourself that your friends might not know? I was once a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers!  Well, for one game anyway.  Back in the day, they invited high school cheerleaders to be their “cheer squad”.  We wore our Maxwell High School Cheer outfits and led the crowd!  There were several other schools involved as well, it was a lot of fun.

What is your favorite book or movie? Favorite book – The Same Kind of Different as Me, by Ron Hall, Denver Moore.

What is your dream job? Always wanted to be a teacher, kindergarten – 2nd grade.  Life just took me a different direction, so I think I am probably doing my dream job now!

Who do you most admire? My mom and my husband.  My mom is probably the most fun person I know and the most giving. My husband who has worked hard for everything we have and who always makes sure that our family is taken care of.

If you could write a biography about someone local, who would it be and why? My 103 year old grandmother, Gladise Lund.  She’s had an amazing life!  She was 3 years old when she left Chile with her family and came to America by ship.  She’s told us several stories of her growing up in Humboldt County and how her family managed during the depression.  Later, she married my grandfather, Herman, they had a Vaudeville balancing act that they performed across the country.  It’s so interesting to hear stories of our older generation

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Rainy days are just about like every other day!  Always things to do, rain or shine!

What’s something you can’t live without? My family, of course!  They make me happy!

What do you like most about Colusa County? Love the small town feel.  Great location–only a few hours away from the snow, the city or the coast.

What would you like to change about Colusa County? Wish we still had all the old business in Colusa County.  I miss all the mom and pop stores and restaurants.

If you could write a biography about someone local, who would it be and why? My 103 year old grandmother, Gladise Lund.  She’s had an amazing life!  She was 3 years old when she left Chile with her family and came to America by ship.  She’s told us several stories of her growing up in Humboldt County and how her family managed during the depression.  Later, she married my grandfather, Herman, they had a Vaudeville balancing act that they performed across the country.  It’s so interesting to hear stories of our older generation

Where do you get your news? Williams Pioneer Review, Colusa Sun Herald, Appeal Democrat