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Your Turn/Lisa Bauer

Posted: May. 26, 2018 10:40 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a bank teller.

What would you rather be doing right now? Being with my grandchildren, camping, traveling and quilting.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... most people think that I am an only child, but I have three older siblings.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Being present when my grandchildren were born.

It really stinks when ... people/students leave their dirty shoes/feet in a public seat where someone else is going to be sitting.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Crazy.

I always laugh when ... I can. Laughter is good for the soul. Without laughter, life is dull.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? I would like to have my parents, Ervin and Edna Mae Daniels, and my husband's parents, Homer and Donna Bauer. Then we could all sit and have a great time.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... go home, get my iPad and put a puzzle together.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... I was in the elevator with Larry Manetti from "Magnum, P.I."

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... get on a plane and travel somewhere.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... quit work just yet.

America should be more concerned about ... what is happening in the U.S.A. and not so much as what the politicians did in their personal lives years ago. Too much money is being spent unnecessarily. Let's focus on today and having peace in the world.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... cookbooks.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... I really don't get on the internet to just browse.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? "Enjoy each birthday, because it beats the alternative," from Mr. Tom Ray, retired dean of students at Pittsfield High School.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... KICK 97.9 FM.

I always get sentimental when ... I see how students have to get up and get themselves to school without the help of a parent.

The older I get, the more I realize ... life can be short. Enjoy every day as if it is your last.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... I don't know of anything that I would do over.

My favorite item of clothing is ... a jean jacket that I bought when I was in junior high. We saved the Eagle Green Stamps, and we bought it with those. I know now how much that cost my Mom and Dad back then.

If I've learned anything at all ... it's enjoy one day at a time.

Lisa Bauer, 57, grew up in New Salem and moved to Pittsfield when she was 16. She graduated from Pittsfield High school and then married Bryan Bauer. They have two daughters, Brooke and Katie, and four grandchildren. Bauer has been a bookkeeper/secretary for Pikeland Unit 10 for 32 years.