Q & A

September 22, 2014

Marlene Lakey, secretary for Horizons for Youth, was tagged by last week's Q&A subject Carrie Hirschman. Marlene Lakey (second from right) and friends from Germany

When I'm not at NCC, you can find me: At home relaxing.

Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere?
  Disney World

The last book I read was:  "Without Fail" by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel)

Are you married?  Yes. We just celebrated our 8th anniversary.

Do you have children?  Yes, a daughter who turned 40 in April.

What is one thing your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you?  I own a street rod.  It's a 1936 Chevy Business Coupe (with a 350 Chevy motor, 700R trans, and Holley carburetor). 

Dogs or cats?  Dogs - I'm allergic to cats, but love them from afar.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?  Playing games on my laptop at home.

hen you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?  A secretary.

The best memory I have of working here at NCC is:  Being hired for my current job as a secretary 14 months ago.

What was your best birthday ever? How old were you?  My parents said I could have a party when I turned 11.  My school friends came bearing gifts, but the ones I remember are a beautiful pink sweater and a $5 bill.

Who are your heroes?  Nurses

 If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Disney World (I'm going in December for 10 days, taking my daughter and her BFF.)

Do you believe in ghosts?  Definitely.

What was your first job?  Locker room at Meuser Park Pool, Wilson Borough.

Are you named after anyone?  Yes, Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Football or baseball?  NFL,  E - A - G - L - E - S, Eagles !!!!

If something great happens to you, who is the first person you tell?  My wonderful husband, Dale.

You're about to be stranded on a deserted island. Who do you take with you for company?  My wonderful husband, Dale.

What is your all-time favorite movie?  Since I'm a Christmas fanatic, I'll tell you my favorite Christmas movie - "Scrooge" starring Alistair Sim.

What is your favorite season?  Winter. I love Christmas and start decorating November 1.

Were you an only child, the oldest, the baby, or in the middle?  Oldest of 5

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why?  My second husband Dave, who died suddenly 13 years ago.  I'd like to tell him everything that's happened to me since then, (although I feel that he already knows) but it would be good to see him again.

What is your favorite song?  Again, because I'm a Christmas fanatic, I'll pick my favorite Christmas song: The Little Drummer Boy.

What are you most afraid of?  A disability.

 If I could have any super power, it would be:  To cure anyone who has a disability.

What is your favorite television show?  America's Got Talent 

My favorite holiday is:  Christmas !

The biggest crush you ever had was on whom?  A boy who lived down the street when I was 10.  I got the neighborhood girls together. We chased him into my backyard where I tackled him and gave him a kiss on the cheek.

Do you have a favorite book?  "Pioneer Women, Voices From the Kansas Frontier" by Joanna L. Stratton.  Found it in a dusty, old bookstore in Lambertville, NJ a couple years ago.

What was your favorite toy as a child?  My typewriter. I asked for and received a real one for Christmas when I was 12.  My favorite chore was to type up the grocery list each week, for a family of 7 it was a nice, long list.

Do you have any role models?  My mother. She passed away last year.  Now that she's gone, I think of her all the time and remember how kind, uncomplaining, and grateful she was for all her blessings - and I want to be more like her.

Who do you tag to go next? Wendy Stehly




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