Editor's note: This is one in an occasional series of chats with local seniors about their lives, youthful aspirations, sources of pride and regret, plus a bit of wisdom to share with younger folks.
This grandmother of 10 dreamed of being star figure skater, but settled on owning chocolate shop.
Janet Hogarth, 70, details her dreams and present perceptions.
Q: How long have you lived in Fairfield?
A: 70 years.
Q: Are you retired?
Q: What did you do before you retired?
A: Owned a chocolate shop.
Q: What did you want to be before you grew up?
A: A star figure skater.
Q: What are your main hobbies and interests?
A: Knitting, quilting, gardening.
Q: What is your favorite music?
A: Golden oldies.
Q: Favorite movie?
Q: Favorite TV program?
A: The news.
Q: Favorite movie star?
A: John Wayne.
Q: Best president of the United States?
A: Dwight Eisenhower, who kept the country together.
Q: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
A: Eating fried chicken and drinking champagne.
Q: Do you have any regrets in life?
A: Only that I didn't make more money.
Q: What, if anything, are you greatly concerned about?
A: The upcoming election and the future of America.
Q: Advice for the future generation?
A: Save as much as you can.
Do you know of someone who would be interested in being featured in a Seniority column? Subjects need to be at least 62 and living in Fairfield. Call McCormack at 203-255-4561, ext. 116, if interested.