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    In The Easy Chair: Camilla Ross

    AGE 49 years young

    OCCUPATION Mother, educator, producer, actor and president of Emerson Theater Collaborative in Mystic.

    RESIDENCE Colchester, Conn.

    BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN Born in Buffalo, raised in Massachusetts. Haven’t grown up yet. It will be awhile.

    FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME Writing or playing word games.

    PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT The birth of my son, Joseph Christopher.

    WHAT I HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR As a loving and giving woman.

    TOP ITEM ON MY BUCKET LIST I don’t have a bucket list. I have a life list and it would be to star beside Denzel Washington.

    ALWAYS IN MY POCKET A sense of humor.

    WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP An actress.

    PERSON OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST Giving birth to my son.

    FAVORITE BOOK/AUTHOR “The Color Purple,” by Alice Walker.

    LAST BOOK READ “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

    FAVORITE SONG “It’s Too Late,” by Carole King.

    FAVORITE MOVIE “Bridges of Madison County.”

    FAVORITE TV SHOW “Person of Interest.”

    FAVORITE PET Cinnamon, our chocolate Lab and Muffin, our Calico cat.

    FAVORITE FOOD Macaroni and cheese (homemade, of course.)

    AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND A DAY ON FACEBOOK Not much anymore.

    TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE Humility.

    PET PEEVE Mean people.

    FAVORITE QUOTATION “Be gentle on yourself. There is only of you …”

    MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD It’s quiet.

    CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT My family and my journal.

    LITTLE-KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME I am still a child.

    BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED Pray without ceasing.

    ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE None.

    IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD Require that love be the first order of business.

    IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS Take care of my mom.

    I DRIVE A Teal green 2013 Honda CRV.

    I WISH I DROVE A 1965 Mustang!

    ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Cheese.

    IF I COULD HAVE DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD I WOULD CHOOSE Harriet Tubman. She exemplified the true meaning of strength and what it meant to be fearless.

    Interview conducted and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro



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