Editor's note: This is one in an occasional series of chats with local seniors about their lives, youthful aspirations, sources of pride and regret, plus a bit of wisdom to share with younger folks.
Q: Are you retired?
Q: What did you do when you worked full-time?
A: Sing in cabarets.
Q: What is an achievement of which you are proud?
A: Winning a Mac
genius award for my cabaret work.
Q: What was a defining moment in your young adulthood?
A: When my dad returned from World War II.
Q: What music do you favor?
A: Mozart and Stravinsky, especially "The Rite of Spring."
Q: Do you have a favorite movie?
Q: Favorite actors?
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Q: Best piece of advice for the younger generation?
A: Be tolerant and press on with your dreams.
Q: What brings you greatest joy?
A: Being out in the garden.
Q: What are you looking forward to?
A: Peace on earth.