1) What is the craziest thing you ever did as a child or teen?
I really wasn’t a crazy child. I liked to read. I liked to crochet, and in the summers I liked to stay inside so that I wouldn’t be eaten alive by the mosquitos in Alabama. I guess I started branching out as a teenager. I once took a bus in a snowstorm from Amherst, MA to New York City because my friend wanted to go out dancing. That would have been okay, but I needed to be at work in Amherst by noon the next day. I don’t think I made it. We had a great time though.
2) If you could teach someone you know one life lesson, who and what would you choose?
I know it’s an if questions but I’ve really given up on teaching people anything. People have to decide and come to their lessons on their own, and usually when they are ready they are able to follow the examples of those who have what they need or want to emulate.
3) In what situations do you find yourself relying on your parents (or your parents’ advice) the most?
I alway think of my mom when I am out shopping for clothes. I can hear her telling me which fabrics will shrink or ball up, or hold odor. It’s good to know the qualities of fabrics that you are buying.
4) What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
Time to make the donuts.