Mary Stewart

Hometown & current residence

Oak Park, IL (both)

Favorite word

Smitten

Favorite food

Popcorn

Least favorite word

Utilize -- or any word with a shorter, better substitute.

Sound she loves

Thunderstorms

Sound she dislikes

Children crying

Family, pets or hermit

Three kids, two cats, large extended family

Turn on

A dry wit and a subtle mind

What others say about her

"Don't give her anything breakable to play with."

Favorite color

I find that question offensive

Pet peeve

People who eat with their mouths open.

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"Give specific praise."

Mary Stewart

Wisdom to share with others, if only they'd ask