Archive for Thursday, November 4, 2010

Neighbors: Jeanna Lucas

November 4, 2010

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).

Favorites:

Song: Oh, there are way too many good songs to pick just one, but here are a few: “Jungle Love,” “Fear” and “Hotel California.”

Color: Burgundy

Food: Peanut butter, and lots of it!

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