Neighbors: Jeanna Lucas
Jeanna Lucas of Basehor shares a little bit about herself in this week's Neighbors column.
Occupation: Basil delivery person for Cal-Ann Farms in Basehor.
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Kan.
Family: Husband, Bart; son, Nathan; daughter, Katie; father, Gene Northern; and brother, Keith Northern.
Q: When did you move to Basehor and what brought you here?
A: My mother's family came to the Basehor area in 1867 immediately following the Civil War, and we have been here ever since!
Q: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?
A: Raising children — we're in the teenage years, and it's getting scary.
Q: What is the best advice you've been given?
A: "Never take the role of the victim; take the role of the victor," and "Never underestimate what you're capable of doing." Oh, and “Don't just exist ... live!”
Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?
A: I am a Christian — Jesus Christ is my savior, friend and teacher. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen. I feel it's important to find your passion in life.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: When I was quite young I wanted to be a veterinarian. In high school I wanted to be a singer.
Q: What's your ideal vacation spot?
A: In a cabin next to a wildflower meadow in the mountains of Montana (in the summertime, of course).
Song: Oh, there are way too many good songs to pick just one, but here are a few: “Jungle Love,” “Fear” and “Hotel California.”
Food: Peanut butter, and lots of it!