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Face Time with J.R. Carmany

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Geneva resident J.R. Carmany, 62, was working at her health food store, Soup to Nuts in Geneva, when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Dunellen, N.J.

Pets? A pug named Chester and three cats: Elvis, Cake and Gus

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Katharine Hepburn or Meryl Streep

First job? Woolworth’s

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, cartoonist or a singer. I became the owner of a health food store instead. 

A book you’d recommend? “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness. It’s a series like Harry Potter for grown-ups.

Favorite charity? Habitat for Humanity, Mutual Ground and Fox Valley Food for Health.

What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy”

Favorite local restaurant? Sweet Grass Café in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I am a reflexologist with 90 percent accuracy in figuring out what is out of balance in the body and finding old injuries.

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