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PARIS – For Rebecca Kennison it took living out of state to realize that Maine is where she really wanted to be. She has hope and dreams for her future selling insurance.
Q: Where were you born and where were you brought up?
A: I was born at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway and lived in Sumner until second grade when we moved with my mom to the Norway/Paris area. I moved back to Sumner with my dad for fifth and sixth grade then moved back with my mom until middle school.
Q: Do you have many siblings?
A: I have two brothers and two stepsisters.
Q: What did your parents do?
A: My mom was always a CNA until the past few years and now she is a medical assistant. My dad worked in the woods and sometimes at my uncle’s garage.
Q: What was it like growing up?
A: As a kid I would play outside a lot. I’ve always been independent. As I grew up I never kept any childhood friends because I was always bouncing around. I worked very hard at my schoolwork.
Q: Was there anything you wanted to be when you grew up?
A: When I was little I always said a teacher or truck driver and then in high school I said an interior designer. Now I would really like to be a counselor for teens.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I’ve been to several schools; Hartford-Sumner Elementary, Fox School, Madison Avenue School, Oxford Hills Middle School and Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.
Q: Did you get into mischief or play pranks?
A: I never got into trouble during school, but in my teens I gave my mom a hard time and I skipped a lot of school during high school.
Q: What have you had for jobs?
A: I worked at Subway during high school and when I lived in Pennsylvania I worked at The Children’s Place. I’m starting work as a life insurance agent next month.
Q: Anyone every said you look like someone famous?
A: Not that I know of.
Q: Did you do much traveling?
A: My parents were not much for going places. I went to Florida and North Carolina with my mom. For college tour I went to New York and Pennsylvania with my step-mom. I moved to Pennsylvania for two years and just recently moved back to Maine.
Q: Which place was the most fascinating and why?
A: I like Florida the best. The foliage is beautiful and I like the hot weather. When we went to Orlando I loved Sea World. I actually liked it better than Disney World.
Q: Do you collect anything or have a hobby?
A: I don’t collect anything, but I have a few hobbies. I like to scrapbook and someday I’d like to start taking diving lessons.
Q: What is the last book you read?
A: I’ve been reading classic novels on top-rated lists. I haven’t gotten very far, but some of them are The Color Purple and Fahrenheit 451
Q: What subject do you wish you knew more about?
A: I have no idea. There is still so much in life I still do not know.
Q: What is the one thing you would not give up?.
A: My family and closest friends.
Q: What is the one thing you would happily do over again?
A: I probably never would have moved out of state.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: I have a daughter, Mollie.
Q: What scares you the most?
A: The idea of spirits and ghosts.
Q: What is the best memory this interview brought back?
A: All the times I’ve spent with my best friend, Brittney Pray, getting to know William, my significant other and all the times with my daughter and family.
Q: Last day on earth ,what would you do and with whom?
A: I would spend time with my family on a beach somewhere very warm. We would swim and have a picnic. I wouldn’t want to ever know when the world would end.
Q: Any regrets?
A: I wish I wouldn’t have been so shy in school or cared so much about people’s opinions of me.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Living in a house with Mollie and Billy. We will have dogs, cats and probably three more kids. Hopefully we will live down south or at a place near the ocean.
Q: If anyone could walk in right now, whom would you most like to see?
A: I guess I would like to see people from past history such as Romans and Indians.
Q: What would you like people to know about you?
A: I might have made some mistakes in life, but I have a lot of high hopes for myself in the future. I want to prove people wrong.