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?

Young people. 

It’s teatime. What’s your order?

Earl Grey and some ginger snaps.

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