North Country Snapshot #9 Jennifer Donovan

Name: Jennifer Donovan 
Occupation owner of the Purple Peacock, Littleton 
Residence: Bethlehem, NH 
Age: 41 (although my mother always said a Lady should never reveal her age)

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would you want to have dinner?

“This is a tough one to narrow down to one, but I would have to say that I would choose my Mother. She died twelve years ago of breast cancer, at a time I was really struggling in life. She never got to meet my son. She was part of the inspiration behind the Purple Peacock (my new local arts and crafts, vintage and antique store on Main Street Littleton, NH) and I would like her to see what I have created, I think she would be proud.”

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

“One of my favorite movies (series really) is definitely Harry Potter. What person doesn’t want to have the ability to alter and control the world around them. Fix my broken glasses in a poof (or better yet my car), change the color of your hair in a snap (why not match your shoes), wash the dishes with the wave of a wand (yes please).”

3) Cat or dog?

“Cat or dog, I cannot decide so, one of each! My current dog, Camo, is a shelter dog of mixed breed and around 3 years old. My cat is in the vicinity of 20 years old and has been with me through 9 moves (three states), 6 dogs and 2 husbands.”

4) If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

“Vacationing any place tropical and beachy sounds good to me. If I ever get to go on vacation again (I did just open my own store so it’s not looking good anytime soon) I would like to only have to pack a toothbrush and sarong.”

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

“NPR news this morning on the radio coming to work.”

6) What’s your favorite thing about the North Country?

“What I love most about the North Country is the mountains and trees. Not just the views but the shear majesty of it all.”

7) Smartphone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

“I own a smart phone but since I cannot fathom most of the features, it is probably being wasted on me.”

8) What’s your least favorite thing about the North Country?

“Why, my least favorite thing about the North Country has got to be the length of winter, snow on Memorial Day is just not right.”

9) What's the biggest problem facing the world right now? 

“In my opinion, the biggest problem facing the world today is technology. People have instant access and response time and have lost patience as a result. Too quickly a sharp comment can be made and responded to, the necessary thought and cooling period that can amend our words, is lost.”

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

“I prefer my steak rare.”

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

“There is not much that at least someone doesn’t know about me, I’m not one for secrets. I always provide what many would consider TMI, but communication between humans is hard enough without innuendo and conjecture so why not put it all out there?”