Archive for Thursday, June 4, 2009

Neighbors: Barbara Pressgrove

Barbara Pressgrove

Barbara Pressgrove

June 4, 2009

Name: Barbara Pressgrove

Occupation: Retired school librarian

Family: husband Martin, son David and daughter-in-law Jennifer, daughter Michelle

Place of birth: Lawrence

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

A. All but 15 years when I lived in Emporia, Hiawatha, and LaCygne.

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

A. I guess I’ve lived a pretty safe life.

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

A. God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change;

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

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

A. I’m a “townie” and I live next to the house where I grew up.

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

A. A librarian.

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

A. Read a book, cook, or work in the garden.

Q. What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A. Colorado

Favorite things

Song: On Eagles’wings

Movie: (none)

Color: shades of green

Food: home-baked bread

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