Q: How long have you lived in Greenwich?
A: We moved here in 1928-29.
Q: How do you think Greenwich has changed over the years?
A: It's built up -- there's a lot more people, a lot more traffic. It used to be such a quiet waterside neighboring town.
Q: Are you married? How long?
A: I'm married a second time to Jim Finney. My first husband died. I ran into Jim at the Greenwich Symphony. We've been married 21 years.
Q: Do you have any children? Grandchildren?
A: Two girls and a boy, at least 10 grandchildren and at least eight or nine great grandchildren.
Q: Are you retired?
Q: What did you do when you worked full time?
A: I worked for the surgeons, Doctors Gerster,Wilsey, Reber and McWhorter for at least 20 years.
Q: What was the most important thing you learned in your work?
A: Have patience.
Q: What was a significant memory or defining moment in your childhood?
A: The most eye-opening experience was moving to Cos Cob -- and lots of kids and lots of dogs, and activity all the time.
Q: What are your main hobbies and interests?
A: I like music and line dancing and gardening. I love to read and I used to love to sew. I like to do crewel embroidery. I like handicrafts. I love working with my hands.
Q: Do you have a favorite sport?
A: I liked all sports. I just like movement. I played baseball, and I was on a volleyball team. I liked swimming.
Q: Do you have a favorite book?
A: I like mysteries. I like stories about the Civil War. I'm mainly a fiction reader. They've got a lot of historical value -- you get to know how people dressed.
Q: Do you have a favorite work of art?
A: My early 20th century landscape painting of the Mianus village and Mianus River, which shows a boat on the river.
Q: What music do you listen to and what is a favorite piece of music?
A: I generally have the Greenwich radio station on for news and sometimes they have very pleasant music. But I also like a classical music station. I was in the church choir a long time and am now in the bell choir.
Q: If you could tell the president of the United States one thing, now, what would it be?
A: To listen and to have patience and understanding.
Q: What achievements in your life are you most proud of?
A: Raising my children.
Q: If you had a magic wand what would you wish for?
A: Peace. I think it's so far away.
Q: What, if anything, are you deeply concerned about?
A: World affairs, the banks, jobs, the foreclosures. People just don't have a chance right now. It could be three generations before we get swung around again.
Q: Best piece of advice to give to the younger generation?
A: Get an education -- whether its college or technical school that you can work at, that will allow you to make an honest dollar.
Q: What brings you your greatest joy?
A: To be with my children and grandchildren when I can.
Q: What are you looking forward to?
A: A quiet peaceful next few years.