Routt County spotlight: Harmony Harris
March 27, 2004
Occupation: Homemaker/Montessori preschool teacher
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Ind.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. I moved to Routt County in the summer of 2000 to teach Montessori preschool and kindergarten.
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Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. I wake up about 5:30 a.m. with my husband, Cary, for a little tea, breakfast and conversation. To prolong our morning together, I turn on the radio station he listens to as he leaves for work and listen until about the time he starts work. Then I do many of the following things: yoga, walk, meal plan, housework, communicate with family via e-mail and phone calls.
Q. Have you ever had a book change your life? What was it and why?
A. When I was in early elementary school, I read a biography about a man named Ernie Pyle who was a war correspondent from a small town next to where I grew up. That book reinforced the idea that anyone can do and be anything, even if one is from a small farming community like me.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. All in moderation; nothing in excess.
Q. When you meet someone new, what are the first three things you tell him or her about yourself?
A. For starters, I tell them my name. Other than that, it’s pretty situational. I tend to answer questions that are asked of me.
Q. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Teacher, hairdresser, attorney, scientist, rock singer (and/or just generally famous), mom.
Q. Next big goal:
Q. If you could invite any four people over for dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. John Lennon, Maria Montessori, Helen Keller and Martin Luther King Jr. and we would talk about right living, peace and good times.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” What is “that”?
A. I can’t imagine anyone I love would ask me to do something I wouldn’t consider doing.
Q. Do you collect anything?
Q. Last meal:
A. Homemade turkey enchiladas with a side salad of corn, beans and bell peppers.
Song: “The Asking Song,” by Cary Kamperschroer (my sweet husband)
Magazine: Mother Earth News
TV show: I do not watch television
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