15 minutes with … a Proud Mom | PostIndependent.com

15 minutes with … a Proud Mom

Age: Not 50, and nine months older than Ron (her husband, a news and sports broadcaster on KMTS, the Glenwood Springs country music station)Place of birth: Pueblo. And that’s NOT pronounced Pee-ebb-low.Occupation: recording clerk in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.When did you move to Garfield County and why? Approximately 10 years ago. We moved from Frisco to Silt to reduce Ron’s commute to his radio job in Aspen.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? After giving an offering to the Lord, I would definitely buy a beach house. And a mountain house – depending on how much the lottery winnings were. Maybe a time-share – in Frisco, my favorite mountain town.First or best job ever? Being a mother and a teacher. And I can’t separate the two because to be a good mother you are a teacher. And I think that’s the most valuable thing I’ve done in all my life.Favorite fashion designer brand? Ughh! I really have none whatsoever and do not look at brands at all. I won’t even allow my teenage kids to.

Best vacation ever? When Jerry Jones (the former Vail ski resort executive) sent us to his home in Acapulco. For two weeks we had maid service, we had a cook and all we had to do is provide our own food. (Ron had run Jones’ movie theater in Summit County.)What do you do in your spare time? Spare time? … I love taking advantage of – carpe diem, you know – taking advantage of every moment. I have a lot of hobbies that I’ve never gotten to fulfill. I love to write poetry, I love to ski, I love to surf, but. … I’m a certified scuba diver but I don’t get to do that either. (Some of her other hobbies, time-allowing: cooking, sewing, photography, painting, drawing.)Greatest accomplishment? Surviving raising three children, and I’m not all the way there yet.Ever had a book, movie, news event change your life? The Bible.Best piece of advice you’ve ever received; or a cliché to live by? Again the best words to live by, I find verses in the Book of Psalms in the Bible, and Proverbs.As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? For a long time an airline stewardess because I loved the idea of traveling. (Pause) And the mermaid at Sea World in San Diego!If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? Remember, we’re married! I don’t get choices like that … Two (channels) would be news, one would be sports. And remember I have no spare time.Any tattoos? No … it’s not even something I’ve ever considered. As far as bodily mutilation three piercings in my ears is all I’m going to do.

If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? It would be my family, it would be having my kids home. I would say having my three children and my husband for the Thanksgiving and Christmas meal we didn’t get to have this year with all of us together.What’s the greatest invention of all time? It’s got to be the radio, without which we wouldn’t be here (with her husband living in Garfield County).FavoritesBreakfast cereal: the nuttier and fruitier the better. I love it crunchy and chewy, if my teeth hold out. I used to love Grape-Nuts but it hurts to eat them anymore. And I will not soften my Grape-Nuts with hot water in the morning!Movie: (Says she loves movies but can’t decide on a favorite. Some she loves include “Moonstruck,” “Rob Roy” and “Forrest Gump.”) I think (“Forrest Gump”) is the most brilliant piecing together of history and entertainment, great acting.Song: Again (it’s hard to pick). I love music and so many different genres. I played the flute, I love Vivaldi, but I also have some modern favorites. I have even learned to like country music …Singer: My husband. His voice is amazing. What a gift from God.

Athlete: I will not put an athlete on a pedestal. The Olympics can do that, OK?Food: Well, since we’re sitting in a Chinese restaurant (May Palace in Glenwood Springs), it must be Chinese, for today.Web site: I don’t do that. I don’t go there.Place in Garfield County: My home in Glenwood Springs.Sport to watch: Baseball. As long as my children are playing. I should say whatever sport my children are playing.Musical claims to fame: As a member of the (University of Southern California) Trojan marching band – we were actually called the Spirit of Troy – I performed with Fleetwood Mac on the album Tusk. (She’s also performed as a flutist or singer with Earth, Wind & Fire; Neil Sedaka;, Lou Rawls and Elliott Gould.)Linguistic claim to fame: She’s fluent in Spanish, having studied a year in Spain while in college. “It was the year 1977, right after (dictator Francisco) Franco. It was a very volatile year in Spain. I was fluent in three months. I did not even try to speak English, I wanted to speak the (Spanish) language.”

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