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Face time with Diane Blodgett

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Batavia resident Diane Blodgett, 58, was at the Batavia Public Library when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Delavan, Wis.

Pets? A cat named Neko. That is Japanese for “cat.”

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Keaton

First job? Baby-sitting for 25 cents an hour

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer, and I wanted to go to William and Mary College. I did not do either one. I became a school psychologist.

A movie or book you’d recommend? “Lincoln” and “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Favorite charity? Lakeland Hospice Foundation in Wisconsin

Hobbies? Quilting, reading, crocheting, playing piano and trying to speak Japanese. I’m studying it.

Favorite local restaurant? El Taco Grande in Batavia

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I took dance lessons from Radar O’Reilly’s mother in Delavan. Gary Burghoff, who played on “MASH,” grew up in Delavan and went to high school with my sister, and his mom taught dancing lessons in her basement. I learned ballet and tap from her, and I was in a high school musical, “Carousel,” as one of the children.

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