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Neighbors: Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

May 19, 2011

Meet Barbara Johnson of Bonner Springs

Occupation: Retired

Place of birth: Portland, Ind.

Family: Matt, LeAndra and Timothy, and six grandchildren.

Q: When did you move to Bonner Springs, and what brought you here?

A: I moved in my home in 1976 from Kansas City, Kan. My family lives in this area.

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

A: I had brain surgery in 1988. You think, “I may not wake up.” Luckily, everything went smoothly. My husband said I looked like I had gone three rounds with Mike Tyson, due to the swelling and bruising.

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

A: Life is pretty short, so enjoy each day as it comes.

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

A: I’m an optimist: The glass is half full. I like new experiences. I enjoy life with my family and friends.

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

A: I thought about becoming a psychiatrist, but I became a wife and mother instead. It is a much harder job.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Australia

Favorites:

Song: “Memories” from the musical “Cats”

Color: Blue

Food: Barbecue

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