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Face Time with Karl Gabbey

Karl Gabbey
Karl Gabbey

Bloomingdale resident Karl Gabbey, 70, was at a protest at the district office of U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, in Campton Hills when he answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?
Gabbey:
Near Hamburg, Germany. I came to Chicago when I was 9 years old.

Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Gabbey:
Clark Gable

Schory: First job?
Gabbey:
Caddy at West Moreland Country Club in Willmette

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Gabbey:
I wanted to be an adventurer, an explorer. I became a public school teacher.

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
Gabbey:
“Listen, Liberal” by Tom Frank

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Gabbey:
Raspberry sorbet

Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
Gabbey:
I met Barack Obama when he was running for the U.S. Senate at a political meeting in Lombard. It was after the event, and he could not find his cellphone to call Michelle. I loaned him my cellphone so he could call home.

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