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| Monday, Nov. 28, 2005

About Sandra

= Name: Sandra A. Massena Baughman

= Marital status: Married

= Children: Two

= Employment: Computer tech and purchasing for Stuffin Bear Mill in Scottdale

= Hometown: Calumet Editor's Note: "15 minutes with ..." is a feature that appears on Mondays in the Daily Courier. It is about ordinary people in the Fay-West area. Today, we take a look at Sandra A. Massena Baughman.

Her genuine laughter rings out, as Sandra Baughman, of Calumet, tells you how she really isn't bothered by too much in life, that she always stays positive. Born and raised in the Calumet area, Baughman met and married her husband, Edward, right out of high school. The two have been married for 25 years, and have raised two children, Joseph and Amy. Always on the go, Baughman loves to shop. She says her favorite shopping buddy is her daughter. The two spend hours scouring the malls and shops.

A computer junkie, Baughman loves to work with her computer. She is presently taking part-time classes at Westmoreland County Community College, where she hopes to acquire an associate's degree in either office technology or computer technology. She enjoys country music, loves her close network of friends, and also enjoys their weekly weekend card game of "Wizard."

She is a self-acclaimed "homebody" and most relishes the time she spends with her family just sitting around the house and being together.

Q. What was the last movie that you saw?

A: I just watched the "Wizard of Oz." I always try to watch it before Thanksgiving, just like when we were growing up.

Q: Whom do you admire the most?

A: Martha Stewart. I admire her because she is one tough cookie. She kept her head up and kept going, always looking confident in everything that she did.

Q: What person, living or dead, would you most like to meet?

A: Oprah Winfrey. I'd like to meet her just to see if she is really what she appears to be -- happy, friendly and caring. I would hope that she would be.

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Blue.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?

A: Playing cards and anything on my computer.

Q: What do you like the most about your job?

A: I like everything about my job. It's a happy atmosphere, the people are happy and the kids are happy.

Q: What is your tip for leading a successful life?

A: Smile, just a smile helps. It covers a lot.

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A: A loving family and good friends. What else do you need?

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Mashed potatoes.

Q: What talent would you most like to have?

A: I would love to be able to sing.

Q: What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?

A: My children.

Q: If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

A: I'm just happy right where I am.

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