In the Easy Chair with ... Capt. David Childs

In the Easy Chair with ... Capt. David Childs

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AGE: 66.

OCCUPATION: A retired person with a captain’s license, captain of Sabino, and always a sailor.

RESIDENCE: Mystic and Stuart, Fla.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Stuart, Fla.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Captaining Sabino and Liberty.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Baby-sitting my four grandchildren.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: The honor of driving this boat.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a gentleman.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Seeing my grandchildren.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: A boat knife.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Loved.

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: I’ve been fortunate to have had many mentors in my life, including Dana Hewson, the recently retired vice president for watercraft preservation and programs at Mystic Seaport.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: Carl Hiaasen.

I AM READING: Whatever falls into my lap.

I AM LISTENING TO: I’m a Beethoven guy. I listen to symphonies all the time.

FAVORITE MOVIE OR LAST MOVIE WATCHED: I like action stuff and Harry Potter.

FAVORITE TV SHOW: I’m a news junkie so I usually have MSNBC on.

FAVORITE PET: My Yorkie named Sailor who lived his entire life on a boat.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: A sailor’s lunch: peanut butter sandwich and a cup of coffee.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: I have a site for my kids and grandkids.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty.

PET PEEVE: Inconsiderate actions.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: I don’t live my life by quotations.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The history, the people and the top-notch exemplary staff at the Mystic Seaport ... it’s stunning what this place does ... and they love their work.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I don’t tell people too much.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: “Be bold.”

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: I don’t give advice.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: I’m not that person.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Give most of it away.

I DRIVE: The oldest coal-fired steamboat in regular operation in the United States.

I WISH I DROVE A: I don’t have any aspirations.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Stouffers.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My grandfather, Roger Simonson Jr. — he reared me.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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