Jennifer Hays Schottland will be sharing her sister’s story with us on July 19th. Tricia Evans was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) October of 2010. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s show will be donated to Tricia Evans to help in her battle of ALS. »


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1. What are you grateful for today?
I am grateful for $5 carry-out pizza, since I ruined dinner.

2. Tell us about one of your friends and what you love about her.
I have been friends with Barb since 7th grade.  Barb is very out-going and doesn’t give two cents about what other people think about her or what she is doing at any given time.  She wears bright colorful clothing, has socks for every occasion and has no problem walking up to strangers and asking them barely appropriate questions.  She has dragged me out of my comfort zone on numerous occasions, and I love her for it.

3. Describe one of the best days of your life.
The morning of my due date with my first child I woke up at 6:00 am.  I was too nervous and excited to sleep so I got up.  I told God, “Lord, I really want to have this baby today.”  I heard, “OK, ” clear as day.  A little shocked and awed, I quickly got in the shower and got myself prettied up.  As soon as I was ready, my water broke.  The rest of the day went smoothly with a great labor and, of course, perfect daughter.

4. What’s the best lesson you learned from your mother/grandmother?
I learned from my grandma to not be judgmental.  She could look down her nose at the best of them.

5. We’re all unique. What is your special gift?
My special gift?  I am late for everything.  I was born two weeks late and have been late ever since.  And I can facebook for two hours without breaking a sweat.

6. What could women be doing to make their community a better place?
Get off of Facebook and go help a neighbor.

7. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Have more kids.

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