This week’s Teatime interview is with Ann DeBellevue, our dear colleague at Kindred by way of Florida. For her full bio and contact information, please follow this link.
Name a book you loved as a kid. Is there a line or character you remember?
Rascal (by Sterling North). I still have a copy of it. It was a heartwarming story about a raccoon and a boy who adopts it. It made me want a raccoon as a pet and later on in college I had a date with a guy who owned a raccoon and, boy, was I so glad I’d never gotten one!
What did you last read? Thumbs up or down?
I’m reading Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. I love the characters and how it goes back and forth between two different time periods.
In your next life you can be a lion, a tiger or a bear. Which do you choose and why?
I think I’d choose a lion because I could kind of live as I do now. I could be somewhat isolated but also part of the group. Tigers are just too aggressive and bears – well – bears are – I just wouldn’t want to sleep all winter!
What is something you learned from a parent that turned out to be wise?
Whatever you have to do, do it now ‘cause it’s just going to be there later if you don’t do it now.
There’s a new interior paint color based on you and your life. What’s its name and why?
Optimistic Blue because I don’t think I’ve ever lost my optimism.
What in the world gives you hope?
It’s teatime. What’s your order?
Earl Grey and some ginger snaps.