With AMY SUMMERS
When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher. My parents were teachers and my grandmothers. And I thought it would be fun to have all of the answers.
What would you rather be doing right now? Relaxing on a beach or hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I spent the summer being an usher for the Colorado Rockies during their first season.
Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Knowing I still have great relationships with my friends from long ago -- forever friends.
It really stinks when ... people lie.
What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Compassionate.
I always laugh when ... I'm around my friends and family.
Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My grandparents. I miss them very much, and they told wonderful stories.
At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... relax and hang out with my kids.
People who knew me in high school thought I was ... nice (at least I hope so).
My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... meeting the Fab 5 and their crew at Quincy High School. They are amazing people.
I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go to Italy.
If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... ever be a good cook.
America should be more concerned about ... respecting each other's beliefs. Be kind.
I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... purses. (Thanks, Mom.)
When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... YouTube.
What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Always be true to yourself from my Dad.
When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam or ‘80s music.
I always get sentimental when ... my kids and I watch old videos when they were young.
The older I get, the more I realize ... life is short. Always tell those you care about that you love them.
If I had one "do-over," I would ... have kept playing the piano.
My favorite item of clothing is ... my Warner Brothers sweatshirt purchased in 1996. It gets more comfy every year.
If I've learned anything at all ... The love of your friends and family is priceless.
Amy (Baird) Summers, 49, works for the Quincy Public Schools Foundation. She has a daughter Emma, 17, and a son, Dylan, 14. Summers grew up in Quincy and also has lived in Colorado, Missouri and Georgia.