Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 28

people don’t know that I worked in the World Trade Center for nine months as a temp and was offered a job there, but I turned it down because it wasn’t artsy enough for me. I was there for Sept. 11th with a baby in New York. you would give? DB: Teacher advice given to me by my mentor, Kathy Cunning, “Don’t kill yourself-You only have to be one day ahead of them”.  Non-teacher advice from my daddy, “It’s ok to be quiet.” PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? DB: My son, my art and my love for my family and friends. I would like to be remembered as a good person that my daddy would be proud of and a good mother. PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life? DB: Honestly, having my son and being a mother is by far the most interesting thing I have done. Having a baby in the Longshoreman Hospital of Brooklyn and raising that amazing young man is a daily reminder of the most interesting thing I have done. PCT: If you could have lunch with any one, either living or dead from history, who would it be? DB: My daddy, Gary Bolinger, passed and I just made it one year without him. I always talked to my daddy and I miss him every day. 26 PCT: If you had to do another job than what you’re doing, what would you do? DB: You would be surprised. I would do any job that gives me time to make my art.  Teaching is such an all-encompassing profession as far as time goes and sometimes I long for a job that you can clock out of.  I might be that local artist you meet on your next trip to Costa Rica selling pottery to tourists. PCT: What is your impact to Parker County? DB: I hope that my love and passion for my students is my best impact. I’ve had some amazing students! I also participate in local art orga- nizations like the Weatherford Art Association and Parker County Camera Club.  I hope as a teacher of art that I can contribute students that are well rounded and understand that there are lots of jobs out there for them in this world, and that being a creative soul is an asset in this world that creativity is increasingly lacking. PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever? DB: Breakfast with my boy and cook- ing on the grill with my boyfriend (him cooking) and photographing or working with clay. Clay is the best! PCT: What’s the best piece of advice Ann Geer Ann is retired from Eastman Kodak Company. AG: I was recognized as one of the top sales Representatives for a Fortune 500 company. PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? AG: Being a good mom, grandmother and great grandmother PCT: If you could have lunch with any one, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  AG: George Eastman - he had a beautiful garden at his Rochester home, which is now a museum. Also had so many interesting friends, one was Thomas Edison. He loved music and art, which I do also. I can’t even begin to imagine the conversation with him. He was so innovative and did so many kind things for so many. PCT: If you had to do another job than what you’re doing, what would you do?  AG: Retired, so now I enjoy volun- teering. PCT: What is your impact to Parker County? AG: I have been coming to Parker County since the 60’s when my parents moved here. We moved to Parker County in 2001. I love it and tell everyone how wonderful it is to live here and what all there is to do and see. PCT: How did you get into your occupation? AG: Through a very good friend. It was fate [because] that is where I met my husband, which is the answer to the best day ever. Things happen in your life that are just meant to be. PCT: What is your favorite novel? AG: I do not read novels, I love Biographies especially about the 30’s, 40’, 50’s of Hollywood. Also enjoy reading about past Presidents. PCT: What do you do to decompress? AG: Walk on Treadmill and talk to my animals they are very good listen- ers PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  AG: When I met Joe Geer, my husband, I just knew the first time we met that we would be together forever. We will celebrate our 49h Wedding Anniversary on March 29 th PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give?  AG: Know that Jesus loves you, read the bible and pray. So many things will be better and peace will come to you. PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life?  AG: Hiked up to the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah. Nothing compares to seeing the Arch up close.