Batavia resident Mary Gilbert, 54, was working at Amazing Grace Antiques in Elburn as a dealer when she answered questions for Shaw Media’s Zachary Van Vuren.
Van Vuren: Where did you grow up?
Gilbert: Watertown, N.Y.
Van Vuren: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Gilbert: An archaeologist
Van Vuren: And what did you do?
Gilbert: I've been in management and retail.
Van Vuren: Do you have any family?
Gilbert: I have a husband, three children and five grandchildren.
Van Vuren: Do you have any pets?
Gilbert: I have a dog, Champ, and two cats, Simon and Moe.
Van Vuren: What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Gilbert: Cookies and cream
Van Vuren: What's your favorite local restaurant?
Gilbert: Thai Village in Batavia
Van Vuren: What book or movie would you recommend?
Gilbert: "The Color Purple"
Van Vuren: Who would play you in a movie?
Gilbert: Shirley MacLaine
Van Vuren: What is your favorite charity?
Gilbert: Rover Rescue
Van Vuren: What is an interesting fact about yourself?
Gilbert: My nickname is MacGyver.