Face Time with Kathy Raymond

Kathy Raymond

St. Charles resident Kathy Raymond was at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles with her son, Sam, and a neighbor’s baby, Owen Thomas, when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Hindsboro, a rural community of 350

Who would play you in the
movie of your life?Carol Burnett

First job? I walked beans – when you walk down rows of beans and cut the corn out of them with a bean hook – for $2.50 an hour. The corn was from crop rotation. Farmers would hire teams of kids to walk down the rows of beans with this hook. You leaned down and cut the corn out. And if you made it through the summer without stitches, you were a lucky worker.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A schoolteacher, and I became that, but I did more counseling.

A book you’d recommend? “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Favorite charity? Special Olympics. My son, Sam, plays basketball in Special Olympics.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Coconut

Favorite local restaurant? Abby’s Breakfast and Lunch in St. Charles

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I own every version of “Little Women” movies ever filmed.

St. Charles resident Kathy Raymond was at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles with her son, Sam, and a neighbor’s baby, Owen Thomas, when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Hindsboro, a rural community of 350

Who would play you in the
movie of your life?Carol Burnett

First job? I walked beans – when you walk down rows of beans and cut the corn out of them with a bean hook – for $2.50 an hour. The corn was from crop rotation. Farmers would hire teams of kids to walk down the rows of beans with this hook. You leaned down and cut the corn out. And if you made it through the summer without stitches, you were a lucky worker.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A schoolteacher, and I became that, but I did more counseling.

A book you’d recommend? “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Favorite charity? Special Olympics. My son, Sam, plays basketball in Special Olympics.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Coconut

Favorite local restaurant? Abby’s Breakfast and Lunch in St. Charles

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I own every version of “Little Women” movies ever filmed.

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