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Meet Cathy Curtis

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How long have you lived at the First Coast?

Since the summer of 1982

Where do you live now?

Near Atlantic Beach

What was your first job?

Set appointments for a company called DynaGym – I moved to Jacksonville for a job at Ch. 4

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes, several – music, media and sports figures- Arnold Palmer, George Steinbrenner, Mike Shannahan, Pat Summerall, Tim McGraw, Dan Jenkins, to name a few…

What are you reading right now?

John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, just finished Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?

Being an amazing chef

Who’s someone you really admire?

Randy Wayne White – I love Florida fiction writers, many current and recently retired Times-Union writers and editors – fighting the good fight and trying to keep track of our sketchy politicians.

Seen any good movies lately you’d recommend?

Greater – about a walk on football player at the Univ. of Arkansas – sports movies generally make me cry………..I know………

Got any favorite quotes?

“Sometimes the juice isn’t worth the squeeze”

Been pleasantly surprised by anything lately?

That I can still do a 45-60 minute Jazzercise class………..lol

What was your favorite band growing up?

Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire – it is a toss up

What’s your earliest memory?

Having chicken pox when I was around 5

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

Yes! Sedona, Arizona

What’s your favorite family tradition?

I don’t have one anymore

Who had the most influence on you growing up?

My Dad, who taught me to love reading, fishing, football, guns, and words.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

A new Camero

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Go to Nebraska to spend time with a brother I just found out about 2 years ago.

Seen anything lately that made you smile?

Yes, having lunch with old friends.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

Hands down, Bonaire – you have to be a diver to understand.

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?


What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

If you don’t know the answer – just say that – and then go find out the answer.

How do you like your eggs?


Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about?

Two Blind Brothers

Got any phobias you’d like to break?


Have you returned anything you’ve purchased recently? Why?


Do you collect anything?

sea glass

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

Don’t have one

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