When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher or airline attendant. I liked most of my teachers and wanted to travel.
What would you rather be doing right now? Reading or watching movies.
Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.
What was your proudest moment? Surviving divorce.
It really stinks when ... people act like the world owes them.
What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Consciences.
I always laugh when ... I hear children laugh.
Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My mom, her sister Ruth and a friend, Sandy Smith. They have been the most influential in my life.
At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... eat out with friends and family.
People who knew me in high school thought I was ... too quiet.
My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with … getting to visit Vatican City.
I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... travel.
If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... be on "Survivor."
America should be more concerned about ... political waste and corruption. We're broke.
I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... earrings.
When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... check emails and Facebook to stay connected.
What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Mom and others always said, "If you do it right the first time, you won't have to spend time doing it again."
When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... the golden oldies.
I always get sentimental when ... I see a baby smile.
The older I get, the more I realize ... life is short. Do what you enjoy and be with those who make you happy.
If I had one "do-over," I would ... have made education and college a priority.
My favorite item of clothing is ... my comfortable pair of black boots. They can take me anywhere.
If I've learned anything at all ... it's a small world.
Linda Flesner, 53, grew up with four brothers in the country and always has lived in the Quincy area. She worked in public relations but has been in banking for more than 15 years, now at F&M Bank.