Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Interview with Hazel Eilken

Our intrepid reporter, Bella Prince, interviewed the lovely Hazel Eilken today, and discovered some very interesting facts about this rather awesome adult in our parish.

Bella: What are your favourite things to do?
Hazel: Weaving and pottery.

Bella: What did you do for a job before you retired?
Hazel: I was a Cook at Lincoln Hospital and also worked for the Land Army during the war tending the land/ farming etc.

Bella: What was the naughtiest thing you did at school?
Hazel: I stole some pretty paper when I was very young and got into big trouble for it.

Bella: What did you do for fun as a teenager?
Hazel: Dance mainly – tap and ballet.

Bella: Where is the most interesting place you’ve visited?
Hazel: I’ve been to China twice.

Bella: Who do you admire most and why?
Hazel: Charles F Goldie – Artist. I met him once in person when out walking.

Bella: What do you do best?
Hazel: Weaving.

Bella: What is your favourite word?
Hazel: Blessed.

Bella: What was your favourite book when you were a child?
Hazel: Anne of Green Gables.

Bella: What has been one of your most memorable moments in your life?
Hazel: A good one - the freedom of running around in the paddocks on the farm when I was young. A bad memory was when my daughter died in a car accident.

Bella: What is the most difficult thing for you right now?
Hazel: Briskly walking to keep up with my children who walk fast! And vacuuming.

Bella: What lessons do you think the world can learn from the past?
Hazel: To be patient and kind.

1. Hazel (R) with Merilyn  2. Poster for Women's Land Army in WW2
3. Modern cover of Anne of Green Gables  4. Photo of artist Charles F Goldie in his studio

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