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Your Turn/Stephanie Dickens

Posted: Jun. 8, 2019 9:50 pm

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a veterinarian.

What would you rather be doing right now? Planting my garden with my kids.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... my biggest fear is the ocean.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Watching my kids get excited to go to church.

It really stinks when ... people talk during a movie.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Tenacious.

I always laugh when ... my kids tell me jokes. They don't always make sense, but they are always funny!

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Jesus Christ, Walt Disney and my Grandpa Miller.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... sit on my patio.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... reserved.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... seeing Michael Jackson at Disney World when I was about 10 years old.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go to sleep at a decent time.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... go scuba diving.

America should be more concerned about ... letting kids just be kids.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... lip balm.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... Yahoo. I like to see what's going on in entertainment and the world.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? "Never give up" from my father.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... whatever is on the radio.

I always get sentimental when ... I look at pictures from my childhood. I grew up in a very loving home with my parents and two sisters. We traveled back to Indiana as much as we could to spend time with all of my extended family. We didn't miss a single holiday. My dad is one of six kids, so when the Millers got together, it was crazy, in the best way.

The older I get, the more I realize ... family is everything.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... not change a thing. My past has made me who I am today.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my rain jacket. My kids and I have matching rain jackets. They like to play in the rain; I like to stay dry.

If I've learned anything at all ... Always treat others with respect.

Stephanie Dickens, 33, works for Quincy Public Schools in the Human Resources Department and is the before and after school child care coordinator. Dickens is mom to Lydia, 7, and Everett, 3. While born in Indiana, Dickens has lived in Quincy since she was 2 years old.