Editor's note: This is one in an occasional series of chats with local seniors about their lives, youthful aspirations, sources of pride and regret, plus a bit of wisdom to share with younger folks.

Q: Are you retired?

A: Yes.

Q: What did you do when you worked full-time?

A: Sing in cabarets.

Q: What is an achievement of which you are proud?

A: Winning a Mac


genius award for my cabaret work.

Q: What was a defining moment in your young adulthood?

A: When my dad returned from World War II.

Q: What music do you favor?

A: Mozart and Stravinsky, especially "The Rite of Spring."

Q: Do you have a favorite movie?

A: "Fantasia."

Q: Favorite actors?

A: Gene Wilder and Humphrey Bogart.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?

A: Bigotry.

Q: Best piece of advice for the younger generation?

A: Be tolerant and press on with your dreams.

Q: What brings you greatest joy?

A: Being out in the garden.

Q: What are you looking forward to?

A: Peace on earth.


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