Sunday, March 13, 2016

Getting to Know You…

Hi, Laurie Fancy. 

Thanks for the great interview. We all love getting to know each other better. And it’s amazing how much we all have in common no matter where we live.


-Where do you live now?  
MAPLE RIDGE, BC  CANADA  (ABOUT 45 MIN OR 50 KM EAST OF VANCOUVER)

-Pets? Kids? Hobby? 
 3 PETS:  LUCY-10 YRS [WOOF], TOMMY- 12 YRS [MEOW], SOPHIE – 1 YR. [MEOW]                                  3 KIDS:  RACHEL – 28, ADAM – 25, STEW - 18.

 HOBBIES:  
READING, CROCHETING, COLLECTING VINTAGE BARBIES & KITCHENWARE – ESPECIALLY PYREX.  I                                   EVEN HAVE A FB PAGE – THE PYREX CLUB – FRASER VALLEY, BC BRANCH.  NOW HAVE 36 MEMBERS, AND ONE  WHO LIVES IN MEMPHIS, TX.  SO SURPRISED!! 




-Day Job? 


CURRENTLY SEEKING PART-TIME CLERICAL WORK.

-Upcoming plans? 
 OUR 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IS COMING UP IN MAY; WE’RE HOPING TO GO TO LAS VEGAS FOR A 3-4 DAYS!


-What do you do for fun?  
LOVE TO GO THRIFTING; THRIFT SHOPS, YARD SALES, CHURCH SALES!!  ALSO LIKE TO GO TO MOVIES OR LIVE THEATRE (SHAKESPEARE, LOCAL THEATRE SOCIETY, OR MUSIC CONCERTS!!!)

-Do you travel? 
 I LIKE TO VISIT MY SISTER UP IN KAMLOOPS (NICOLA VALLEY AREA OF BC) ABOUT 600 KM, THERE AND BACK.  UP UNTIL NOW WE HAVEN’T HAD THE MEANS NOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO MUCH TRAVELLING.

 Got a fav place?  
HAVE DREAMT OF GOING TO PARIS!  HOPE TO GO THIS FALL!!  [FINGERS CROSSED!]

-How did you come to reading mysteries?  
READ EVERY NANCY DREW BOOK = 61 BOOKS.  MY DAUGHTER HAS MY SET WHICH SHE READ AND WILL PASS DOWN TO HER DAUGHTERS, HOPEFULLY.  

  DIDN’T GET BACK INTO READING SERIOUSLY UNTIL THE END OF 1999.  BY THEN MY YOUNGEST WAS 2 AND I ACTUALLY HAD A FEW MOMENTS TO SIT DOWN AND READ.  BY THEN, MY DAUGHTER WAS 12 AND HER YOUNGER BROTHER WAS 9.  NICE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A BREAK!! 

 I STARTED READING DIANE MOTT DAVIDSON’S – GOLDY’S CATERING MYSTERIES,THEN I STARTED BRANCHING OUT INTO OTHER COZY GENRES – BAKING, CROCHETING, KNITTING, FLORAL SHOP, SEWING, PARANORMAL/SUPERNATURAL, FANTASY, THRIFT/CONSIGNMENT STORE, CHRISTIAN-BASED, COFFEE SHOP, DONUT SHOP, DELI, DINER, AND MORE!  SINCE JULY 31,2012, I HAVE KEPT A LIFE LIST OF ALL THE BOOKS I HAVE READ.  LAST YEAR I READ 134 BOOKS.

-Do you have a fav mystery show? 
LOVED MURDER, SHE WROTE & HAVE READ ALL THE BOOKS TOO!     

Movie?  
COULD WATCH THE FOLLOWING MOVIES OVER & OVER AGAIN:   BON COP, BAD COP;  HEARTBREAK RIDGE,  THE QUIET MAN,  THE HEAT, & THE BIG CHILL.  AND AT CHRISTMAS I HAVE TO WATCH:  ELF,  THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL,  AND SCROOGED.

-Do you have a fav book that you reread from time to time?  
A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS.  CORNY I KNOW, BUT IT’S A CLASSIC I JUST LOVE.

-Do you remember the first mystery you read?  NANCY DREW – THE CLUE IN THE DIARY, GOT IT FOR MY 10THBIRTHDAY BACK IN 1973.

-Is there a character in a book or movie that you’d like to pal around with?   
YOUR CONSIGNMENT STORE’S CHARACTER – AUNTIE KIKI SOUNDS LIKE A HOOT!!  WOULD LOVE TO THRIFT-SHOP WITH HER & HER NIECE.  WE’D HAVE A BLAST!!

-Tell us anything else about yourself. We all love meeting new friends.  
MARRIED MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART – JAMIE BACK IN MAY/86.  WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE GRADE 11, MAY/80 – WE WERE BOTH SWEET 16!  HE ASKED ME OUT DURING ENGLISH.

HAVE 3 WONDERFUL CHILDREN:  OUR DAUGHTER RACHEL & HER HUBBY, JUSTIN WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 2NDWEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON EASTER SUNDAY.  JUSTIN OWNS HIS OWN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND IS DOING WELL.  HOPING TO HEAR THE PITTER PATTER OF LITTLE FEET SOMETIME IN THE COMING YEAR OR TWO!! 

OUR SON, ADAM IS A CORPORAL IN THE CANADIAN ARMY TRAINING TO BE A DRIVER – HE IS ALSO A BODYBUILDER, CERTIFIED PERSONALTRAINER, AND A GYM RAT! 

OUR YOUNGEST, STEW WILL GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR.  HE’S NOT SURE WHAT HE’D LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE, BUT HE CAN’T WAIT TO LIVE ON HIS OWN.