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Catching Up with Anna Mae

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Wisconsin Skydiving Center Posted by: Wisconsin Skydiving Center 4 years ago

During COVID-19, we’ve been interviewing members of our community to see what everyone has been up to and not surprisingly nothing has slowed Anna Mae down! Our quick check-in with the amazing Anna Mae!

Name: Anna Mae Mlinar

Role at Wisconsin Skydiving Center: Sky Granny, Ambassador

Where do you currently live: Janesville, WI

Anna Mae smiles while flying under parachute with tandem instructor, Bo

What kind of work do you do? How has your job been affected?      

I am retired and just work at living life to the fullest. It is difficult some days but I put on my big girl panties and get on with it!

What have you been doing to occupy your time during the quarantine?  

Working on my downsizing projects, baking, inventing dishes based on what’s in the pantry and freezer, just chilling.

There have been many negatives related to the coronavirus. What have been the silver linings?   

The opportunity to slow down and smell the flowers. Also a chance to look deep inside to see who I am.

Has the coronavirus revealed things you once took for granted that you now appreciate?

Being able to see people! Zoom meetings saved my sanity!

Anna Mae smiles widely after landing!

What are you most looking forward to doing (outside of skydiving of course) when you get on the other side of the quarantine?   

HUGGING Everyone!

What’s your secret superpower that few people know about?  

Hmmm, my boys think it is the things I can remember in detail!

What are one to three books that have greatly influenced your life? 

Not a book but I remember my Dad telling us no matter what job we had to do the best job we could…if digging a ditch make it the best ditch ever or if building a house make it the best house ever!

What is the most useful thing you own under $100?   

Since it was a gift given with love… my iPad!

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

Hmm, I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches but dislike peanut butter cookies or candy.