Fun Facts About Sarah:
Family: Married to John Pate, have 3 children, 3 cats
Where are you originally from?: I was born in the Philippines, living in the Philippines and Thailand (Parents were missionaries) until I graduated from high school in Thailand. I came to the US when I was 18, attending college in Seattle (Seattle Pacific University). So I’m not sure just where I’m from!
What are some of your favorite books, outside of the Bible, of course!?: To Kill a Mockingbird, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Backstairs of the Whitehouse, The Poisonwood Bible, most anything by Oliver Sacks, such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, The Help, I read lots of novels that aren’t life-changing but are interesting and entertaining—Room, Gone Girl.
What’s on your iPod?: I actually do not have an iPod—I do listen to CDs of choir music so I can choose music for our group, but I generally listen to live music only. I do NOT like Jazz.
What do you think is the best invention ever?: The dishwasher is right up there as a favorite. I also love a good vacuum cleaner. I think the best invention is the airplane. What an amazing machine!! A 747 is really a wonder of the world in my opinion!
What’s your favorite movie?: Hmmm, not so much a movie person—can’t sit still that long in general. But I have recently enjoyed or appreciated: 12 Years a Slave and Prisoner.
Another profession you would love to try: I’m currently a School Psychologist, which is a pretty terrific job for the most part. If I had a do-over, I’d consider being an airline pilot. Or a florist. Or an interior designer. I’m intrigued by being an undertaker, too.
Another profession you would NEVER want to try: I most definitely would never want to be a defense attorney, dentist, or accountant.
What is your favorite word?: I have so many: palindrome is right up there, as is triskaidekaphobia, and the newly learned word pulchritude. (If you don’t know what any of those words, ask Brent … he is our resident Genius and champion Scrabble player!) I also love the name Isopeka Soloman (L.A. Philharmonic conductor) Doozy is also a very useful word.
When you’re gone, what would you like people to remember about you?: That I was committed to the Lord, kind, smart, energetic, well-dressed, and accessorized!