Chicago resident Sandra Howard, 59, was at a military history fest in St. Charles when she answered 13 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? San Rafael, Calif.
Pets? A cat named Lady Jane Grey
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Helen Mirren or Judi Dench
First job? Baby-sitting
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, and I became a high school history teacher.
A book you’d recommend? “The Face in the Frost” by John Bellairs
Favorite charity? ChildFund International, formerly the Christian Children’s Fund
Do you speak another language? German and Anglo-Saxon – that’s Old English
Do you play an instrument? Flute, recorder and bodhrán – that’s an Irish drum
What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy”
Favorite local restaurant? Chili’s in St. Charles
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I am a trained stage combatant in quarterstaff, small sword, rapier and dagger and unarmed techniques.
Why are you here? To support the Bristol Renaissance Faire.