This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people who work and live in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news, but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.
Elizabeth Farley grew up on a farm in Williamsburg. She currently lives in New Bloomfield, but lived in Fulton for 20 years. Currently retired, she previously worked at the unemployment office in Jefferson City. Farley raised two sons and has an interest in history and philosophy.
Q. What was your first job?
A. A bus girl at Gasper's in Kingdom City.
Q. Who most inspires you (living or dead)?
A. Socrates. He made people think by asking them questions, and then they would think, "well" and he inspired Plato.
Q. What have you done in life that was most fulfilling?
A. My children — I have two boys.
Q. What is something you are proud of or that you have been recognized for?
A. I'm proud of my family — my children, my brothers and sisters, the way I was raised.
Q. What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
A. Oh yes, archaeology. I've been interested in that since I was in grade school — learning about how people lived and how they raised their children and what their goals were in their cultures.
Q. What profession would you not like to do?
A. Nursing. I've had to do a lot of that with my kids and my husband and my mother when she was sick. It's emotionally draining.
Q. What is something nobody knows about you?
A. I don't want to tell. (Laughs)
Q. What is your favorite thing about Callaway County?
A. The land, the farms and the people.