Five Minutes With … Jane Ferrara |

Five Minutes With … Jane Ferrara

Unlike many people living in the valley, Jane Ferrara’s thoughts of Glenwood Springs or even Carbondale don’t go back years and years. Jane just moved to Carbondale from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two and a half years ago. Her son and daughter brought her to Colorado, and every day she said she looks forward to the sunshine.

Well traveled, Ferrara enjoyed the Alps of Italy, and the sights of Greece and Istanbul. Next on the list, Ferrara said she wouldn’t mind going to China.

When and where were you born? “1925, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania”

How long have you been living in the valley? “Two and a half years”

What did you do for a living before retiring? “I worked at a bank.”

What do you enjoy doing now that you are retired? “Having lunch with the beautiful people at the senior luncheons”

What’s your favorite memory over the years? “My children, one son and a daughter”

What are you most proud of? “I worked all my life.”

What is something you would like to do that you’ve never done? “Well, I’ve traveled all over, and I really liked that, so maybe more of that.”

If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be? “Maybe go to China.”

What words of advice can you offer to younger generations? “Work hard and enjoy life.”

Cyrise Harris compiles “Five Minutes With …” valley seniors, which runs Saturdays in the Post Independent. She can be reached at (970) 945-8515, ext. 511,

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