Q: How long have you lived in Greenwich?
A: For 61 years.
Q: How do you think Greenwich has changed over the years?
A: It has changed completely. I made a list of family-owned businesses, as that's what Greenwich entirely was. For instance the Bon Ton fish store was owned by two brothers who had sawdust on the floor, and they drove a woody station wagon they used to deliver fish with.
Q: Are you married?
A: I'm a widow as of November 2010. I was married to Joseph Washington Hotchkiss for 65 years.
Q: Do you have any children? Grandchildren?
A: I have five children, 10 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, the last representing quite a lot of nationalities, half Danish, half Korean, half English, and half Native American.
Q: Are you retired?
A: Yes, as of 10 years ago.
Q: What did you do when you worked full time?
A: I had a flower business for 10 years of my own called Eugenie, Frenchified. I did weddings from Washington, New York and Maine.
Q: What was the most important thing you learned in your work?
A: I thoroughly enjoyed it but I learned there's a lot more to it than arranging flowers -- buying from wholesalers, conditioning them, taking into consideration where they would be used.
Q: What was a significant memory or defining moment in your childhood?
A: When my father died of a heart attack -- when I was 7 years old. Now, he would probably have lived.
Q: What are your main hobbies and interests?
A: I played tennis until I was 80. I play bridge. I've been on the art committee of Greenwich Library for a number of years and I did a lot of volunteer work. In the old days you could do important things but now you deliver flowers and push an art cart.
Q: Do you have a favorite sport?
Q: Do you have a favorite book?
A: I'm a big reader and won't answer that question.
Q: Do you have a favorite work of art?
A: I've always been involved in art. I majored in the history of art at Vassar. We had an architecture professor named Krauthammer who told us never to go into a church without being sucked into the apse.
Q: What music do you listen to and what is a favorite piece of music?
A: Classical music, and the golden age of show tunes.
Q: If you could tell the president of the United States one thing, now, what would it be?
A: Do you really want to be president again? I'm for Obama but he's had a really rough ride.
Q: What achievements in your life are you most proud of?
A: I had a wonderful and interesting marriage. My husband was editor of the Readers Digest hard cover condensed books. We went every year to the book fair in Germany, and then took a trip somewhere in Europe. We had a lot foreign editors as friends as well as business associates.
Q: If you had a magic wand, what would you wish for?
A: I would wish for peace in the world.
Q: What, if anything, are you deeply concerned about?
A: I don't see an end to the Afghan war. No one has ever succeeded winning any Afghan war.
Q: What piece of advice to give to the younger generation?
A: Do what interests you -- get a job in what interests you.
Q: What brings you your greatest joy?
A: My family.
Q: What are you looking forward to?
A: Good health -- staying healthy.