Schory: Where did you grow up?
Schory: First job?
McBeath: Baby-sitting and at the Dairy Queen in Geneva on the east side – before it burned down back in like 1967-1968. A kid from the boys’ school – IYC in St. Charles – escaped and blew it up. That’s why I became a nurse’s aide. I needed a summer job and that was my summer job.
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
McBeath: I wanted to be a teacher. I taught at McCauley School, a one-room schoolhouse in West Chicago. Then I taught fourth grade at Alice Gustafson in Batavia.
Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
McBeath: “South Pacific” and the book “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
Schory: Favorite charity?
McBeath: Geneva History Museum
Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
McBeath: Egg Harbor in Geneva
Schory: What is an interesting fact about yourself?
McBeath: I met Harry Chapin at a concert in Knoxville, Tenn. I went with my girlfriend who lived down there. We met Harry Chapin for breakfast there. I like died. … He was larger than life. He was so personable.