Little Conversations
with Virginia Van Camp

Little Conversations meets Virginia Van Camp, resident of San Juan Island since her retirement from teaching at Spokane Community College. She lives in Friday Harbor with her cat, Emma.

Are you an Island resident or a visitor?

Do you go by a nickname?

What are the reasons you chose to live on San Juan Island?
My kids live here.

Would you rather live in the country or in the city?

If you could live in only one city for the rest of your life, where would you live?

What is your favorite place on earth?
San Juan Island.

What kind of vacations do you like?
A travelling vacation.

If not yourself, who would you like to be?
I can't imagine being anyone else.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To play the piano.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Watch TV.

Name 3 things you would not live without.
My family, my friends, my home.

If you were granted a wish, what would you wish for?
World peace.

Who in your life has influenced you the most, and what did they do?
My father, by talking to me about unions and labor issues, politics, the environment, and other things.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
That I have a great sense of humor.

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Sherman Alexie

What book are you reading, or the last book you read?
The bible.

Sherman Alexie
If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be?
Agatha Christie, Mahatma Gandhi, Jesse Jackson.

Virginia Van Camp

If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
Stay cool.

Describe your idea of happiness.
Good health for me and my family, and lots of chocolate.

To be or not to be?
To be!

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