Archive for Thursday, June 17, 2010

Neighbors: Bonnie Freeland

Bonnie Freeland

Bonnie Freeland

June 17, 2010

Occupation: Owner of Madame Hatter’s Tea Room in Bonner Springs

Family: Husband, Mark Freeland; daughter, Stephanie

Place of birth: Kansas City, Kan.

Q: When did you move to the area and what brought you here?

A: For the past 15 years, I have lived in Western Shawnee. We moved closer to my husband’s job.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: Opening Madame Hatter’s Tea Room. We are currently going on our seventh year!

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A: Always chase your dreams.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: Family and friends are the most important things to me, I’m addicted to the Food Network, food magazines and old cookbooks, and I love my Yorkie!

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: To work on the set of “Saturday Night Live.”

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Anywhere in the mountains.

Favorites:

Song: “Amazing Grace”

Color: Green

Food: Madame Hatter’s chicken salad, of course!

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