Pzazz 101
Pzazz 101

Meet Mary

 

Pzazz 101My name is Mary Shennanbargger, that's with two N's and a double G kids. Polish…I think? I grew up in a small town in Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. One of those blink you'll miss it places about three hours from Chicago and 3 hours from St. Louis. The "Heart of Illinois" as many dubbed it in a little town called Moonshine City, no bigger than a leprechaun's prick, just one of the many colorful sayings my father commonly spouted as I was growing up. My mother, a housewife, and my father, the minister at the United Methodist Church of Moonshine City. Though, if you had smelled the front rug in our house, you'd have thought we were Episcopalians. Our little dog Timothy had a nervous bladder. I was actually the youngest of five children, four boys and me, and I always thought I'd do something big with my life, a small-town girl with big time dreams. All I ever wanted to do was dance! I dreamed of dancing in the chorus of a big, Broadway show with big fancy costumes and all. Well, I have had about 200 years of life experiences packed into my eighty years of life, and if your smart enough sit and listen, you might just learn a thing or two. Nowadays, you'll find me and my little dog Peters here at Freedom Village Retirement Facility teaching Jazzercise, directing and choreographing the annual Miss Freedom Village Senior Citizen Pageant, and teaching Performing Arts 101 to students from Illinois Central Community College. Kick your face kids and give'em facials!