Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Front porch profile: Betty Campbell

Betty Campbell, of Brown County, is a Ripley historian.

What is your favorite movie?
It's a tie between To Kill a Mockingbird and Casablanca..

Where is the most interesting place you've traveled?
Monticello.

What is your favorite Elvis Presley song?
I'll Remember You.

What character from a book would you be?
That one is hard to narrow down.

Cats or dogs?
Cats.

What quote best defines how you live your life?
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Winter, spring, summer or fall?
Fall.

Regular or decaf?
Decaf.

What is the thing you love most about your community?
That there is such a sense of community within Ripley.

What is one of the funniest things a kid has said to you?
I give a lot of tours at the Rankin House in the off season. I was doing a tour with fourth-graders and I thought I was really getting through to them. About a week later, I get all these thank you notes back from them. They all pretty much say the same thing, just thanking me for the tour. This one little girl thanked me like the others and then wrote: “And I really liked your hair.” I thought maybe I didn't do a very good job of getting through afterall if she was so focused on my hair.

By LORA ABERNATHY

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