Meet Bobby Canupp! Bobby has lived here all his life and is the most home grown person you will meet. Booby Attended Gainesville Middle Elementary and South Hall High School. You may have seen Bobby Before and noticed his brown hat, that he almost doesn’t go a day without, “Sometimes people will see me in public and not eve notice who I am without the hat.” Bobby says
Bobby has been a Younglife leader for many many years and has so many kids who love him and look forward to his weekly raffle that he does.
Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
Answer: “It was actually kind of a quirky thing, I was working for a Johnson and Johnson company in Buford and they closed down. So I actually wasn’t doing anything I was hanging out and my pastors wife walked into this little supply company called Northside Office Supply and they told her they were looking for some help, she gave them my name and the rest is history.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
A: “Probably I would say Atlas Pizza, I like everything they have…but I really like the Hawaiian pizza.”
Q: How long have you worked or lived in Hall County?
A: “My whole life, 66 years.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Hall County? Who would you like to see nominated as a face of hall county?
A: “My friend Cesil Baswell, he died about year ago, he’s a world war two veteran and has some of the most interesting stories I have ever heard.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “I would love to go to Hawaii I have never been.”
Q: What is your favorite movie or what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?
A: “My favorite movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid it’s from 1969 that’s my favorite movie, but the first movie I remember seeing is was Toby Tyler.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “To be nice to other and respect others.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I can tell you it is not jumping out of an airplane, I think an Alaskan cruise would be nice.”
Q: What is your favorite music/ three bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “I don’t really have a favorite I like all music. My three favorite bands are The Eagles, Alison Krauss, and The temptations.
Q: What current/ former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Hall County?
A: “Probably Collegiate, it’s been around for a long time and it’s the most Hall County thing there is.”
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in Hall County would you have lunch?
A: “Probably George W Bush, I admire him as a president. I would take him to 2 Dog.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Hall County?
A: “My favorite thing is the small family feel and especially if you grew up here it’s nice knowing a lot of people. It is fun for the people who have moved in to watch them adapt and make new friends since Gainesville is so welcoming.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or ten years?
A: “Hopefully retired maybe, I would like to work five more years than maybe retire. Maybe still doing Young Life.”
Q: (Even for friend or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I have always worn my hat. The hat I have now is actually my second one, I retired the other one It was signed by a lot of people. The first one I got was at mule camp market. I don’t know why I got it, just saw it and said “It’s a neat looking hat” and I’ve worn it about everyday ever since. I don’t wear it in Church, I don’t wear it to wedding or funerals either and I also don’t wear it to work but most everywhere else I wear it. If I happened to not have my hat on sometimes peoples don’t recognize me.”
Q: What are three words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word home?