Elke BluthElke Bluth

Hometown: Müssen, Germany

Now lives in Amityville

Member of EHSLI since 2014

I am a semi-retired nurse, mother and grandma of nine!

What’s your favorite movie/book/play and why? 

Book: Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing

Operas: Gounod’s Faust, Mozart, Don Giovanni.  The music is so beautiful!

If you were having your last meal on earth what would it be? 

I probably wouldn’t want to eat.

What do you do in your spare time?

Classical Music, opera, art, books, swimming, gardening

Taught literacy (ESL); feed and care for sick, elderly lady.

I still work at 80 (per diem) because I love it.

What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend? 

Walk at the ocean, gardening, swim, read, listen to music, on the weekend or any day.

What is your ideal vacation? 

Any beach.

What is your favorite quote? 

“I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for his reputation if he didn’t”.

Who is your role model, hero, or inspiration – and why? 

Larry, who is always my support and my inspiration.

If you could do one thing over in life, what would it be (or had done that you never did)

I did a lot of things that I would do differently now, having some life experience on board.

What is one thing you absolutely want to do before you die? 

Just keep enjoying every day and doing as little damage as possible.

Why are you a member of EHSLI? 

We were looking for like-minded people.