Danville Express

Perspective - July 6, 2007


asked on Prospect Avenue and Hartz

What would you save if your house were on fire?

My dog - a golden retriever named Cali - and pictures of my family. Sentimental things. Any keepsakes. My grandpa was a firefighter in Chicago and I have a lot of respect for firefighters.

Gail Oney

mom, driver

My grandma's ceramic bunny collection. My puppy Lucy, a golden doodle, and my kitty-cats, Speeder and Dash. Photographs. Videos. We have a safe, I'd grab that.

Pam Schreitmueller

CFO of domestic affairs

All my tools. They're in the house - boxes of tools. My camera, of course, my computer. I just moved here, and at least I have good insurance. I've been in and fought a forest fire at the Russian River, by my grandmother's house; we got it to stop and burn up the hill from her house.

William Lee


Other than my children, who are 14 and 16, my pets. They'd be a handful - a dog, Bailey, a golden retriever, and my cats, Chloe and Scotch. I adopted them at ARF. I should take jewelry but it's insured so it's not a priority. If it weren't so large, my artwork - one each of paintings that my two grandmothers did, both were artists. OK, maybe my diamond earrings.

Linda Gage

elementary school teacher

Probably the usual - photo albums, financial records. I have a pet bunny named Hossenfeffer, a stuffy bunny I got when I was 5 (which I wouldn't worry about). I've never been in a fire, but I think I'd get the heck out of there as quickly as I could.

Fred Lewis

retired engineering manager


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