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Talley Kirkland answers Proust questionnaire
Tally Kirkland loves to go to flea markets and wants to learn how to play the banjo. - photo by Photo provided.

Tally Kirkland, an interpretive ranger at Fort McAllister State Park, got to face this week's questions:

1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
Two outstanding children (they are all grown up) and an outstanding and long-suffering wife.

2. What, to you, is perfect happiness?
A good day at the “market des flea” – flea market, that is.

3. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)?
The small collection of scale model cannons I made.

4. What's the best advice you've ever been given?
Don’t volunteer for ANYTHING (that was from a Navy man just before I went off to the US Navy).

5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
To be a more calm person.

6. What is your greatest fear?
Telling something to someone and then finding out it was wrong.

7. What real or fictional person do you most identify with?
I don’t mean I am as good as this person, but I would like to be more like him – my father (Pop).

8. What is your greatest extravagance?
Going to the flea market to find “good stuff.”

9. If money weren't an object, how would you spend your time?
Riding the train to places both here and out of the country.

10. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I am easily amused.

11. What trait do you most admire in another person?
Intelligence and common sense.

12. What trait do you most deplore in another person?
Thinking I have the answers.

13. Who are your favorite musicians?
Any of the acoustic blues men, Harry Belafonte and Smothers Brothers.

14. What are your favorite books?

15. What talent would you most like to have?
To be able to play a banjo.

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