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St. Charles

Face Time with Mary Lou Watkins

Mary Lou Watkins
Mary Lou Watkins

St. Charles resident Mary Lou Watkins was in the knitting circle at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Utica, New York.

Pets? Four cats – Leo, Kitt, Teddy and Giovanni.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Keaton.

First job? Baby-sitting.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An interpreter. I became a foreign language teacher. I speak Spanish.

A book or movie you'd recommend? "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova and "Strangers on a Train."

Favorite charity? Wounded Warriors and Marklund.

Words of wisdom? Think before you speak.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Karamel Sutra from Ben and Jerry's.

Do you have children? Two children, one grandchild.

Favorite local restaurant? Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in St. Charles.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I have been to England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Bermuda.

St. Charles resident Mary Lou Watkins was in the knitting circle at LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Utica, New York.

Pets? Four cats – Leo, Kitt, Teddy and Giovanni.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Diane Keaton.

First job? Baby-sitting.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An interpreter. I became a foreign language teacher. I speak Spanish.

A book or movie you'd recommend? "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova and "Strangers on a Train."

Favorite charity? Wounded Warriors and Marklund.

Words of wisdom? Think before you speak.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Karamel Sutra from Ben and Jerry's.

Do you have children? Two children, one grandchild.

Favorite local restaurant? Zaza's Italian Steakhouse in St. Charles.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I have been to England, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Bermuda.

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