Archive for Thursday, July 9, 2009

Neighbors: Becky Henderson

July 9, 2009

Name: Becky Henderson

Occupation: School librarian

Family: husband Tony Brown and daughter Halley Henderson

Place of birth: Lancaster, Calif.

Q. How long have you lived in Baldwin City and what brought you here?

A. I've lived in Baldwin City for 15 years; we moved here after living in Lawrence for a few years and we came to Kansas in the first place when Tony became a professor at Baker.

Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A. Physically? I dove off a 50-foot cliff in college. Mentally? It was moving to Nashville on my own, without knowing anyone or having a place to live yet, to go to Vanderbilt.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A. From my grandmother: use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

Q. What two things would you want people to know about you?

A. One of my goals in life is to fight the stereotype of the staid librarian; I've done my share of time in the mosh pit. And whenever I start to think of myself as Miss Smarty Pants, I remind myself that I still can't whistle or do a respectable cartwheel!

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. I wanted to be a writer.

Q. What’s the best way for you to get away from it all?

A. If I have the right book, I can get away from it all in the middle of a crowded room.

Q. What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A. Somewhere in the mountains, with good views, trails for walking, and just maybe a vineyard close by.

Favorite things

Song: Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen

Movie: Amadeus

Color: Pink

Food: Macaroni and cheese

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