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Face Time with Margie Anderson

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Elburn resident Margie Anderson, 79, was at the monthly meeting of the Elburn Seniors when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Burlington ... the youngest of five

Pets? A schnauzer named Allie, and Alvin, a chipmunk that lives in the back yard

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Marjorie Main

First job? Detasseling corn in Burlington for 70 cents an hour, eight hours a day, seven days a week for three weeks.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. I became a teacher for a while, then an administrator for special education.

A book you’d recommend? “My Beloved World” by Sonia Maria Sotomayor

Favorite charity? Anything to do with children with special needs like Special Olympics, and my church, Hosanna Lutheran in St. Charles.

What game show would you be on? “Concentration”

Do you speak another language? German

Do you play an instrument? Piano

Favorite local restaurant? Gen Hoe in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? My husband and I are married for 61 years. I dropped out of college to get married, and it took me 13 years to finish, but I made it.

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