Up Close & Personal – Dr. Kris Liggett


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What’s the most inspirational book you’ve ever read, besides the Bible?  One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Favorite song when you were a teen?  “Wonderwall” by Oasis.

Best way to cool off in August? Swimming at the lake after a boat ride.

What was your first day of kindergarten like?I honestly can’t remember my first day of Kindergarten. I remember my teachers, Mrs. Cloar and Mrs. McCauley, and that we learned a little bit of French and had our names on little balloons that would get taken down if we misbehaved.  I still have close friends that I went to kindergarten with at Hobson in Fort Smith.

What’s on your playlist right now? I’m pretty consistent with classic rock and funk.  I love Queen, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and James Brown, among so many others.

If you could learn anything at all, what would it be?  I’d learn a foreign language. The top languages on my list would be any Scandinavian language, Spanish, and to be better at French.

What the last book you read?  Basic Black by Cathie Black.

Farthest you’ve been away from home? Nozawa Onsen, Japan. It’s a beautiful mountain town with natural hot springs and great skiing.

Last movie you saw? Cake.

Favorite place in Arkansas? I think that the most beautiful area of Arkansas that I’ve seen is around Jasper.  The rivers and the terrain are just breathtaking.

What are you looking forward to this fall? I love for the weather to cool off enough to enjoy spending time outside in the evenings on patios and around a nice fire.

Favorite place to eat out in Fort Smith? Rolando’s Restaurant.

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I love to bake.  I’m a terrible cook for anything else, but I do like to make breads and cakes, etc.

What’s been your biggest success up until now? Being happy and content with where I am in my life.

What’s gone out of fashion that you wish would come back?  Dressing up to go out.  I love to put on a suit and tie, and I still do even if I’m the only one.

What’s your perfect meal? Pot roast, potatoes, carrots, and chocolate pie.

What do you love about living in Arkansas? I love the small town feel with the promise of growth and progress.  I love that there are four distinct seasons.  I love the central location that allows easy travel all over the country (and the world) for when you do want to get away from time to time.

What’s the most sentimental thing you own? I have kept boxes upon boxes of notes and notebooks,  from high school through dental school, and continuing education courses I’ve taken since I graduated.

What would you do if you could take a year off from work? Travel the world. I have a pretty long list of places I want to visit.

What’s the nicest compliment you’ve ever received?  That I am good to (and for) my friends and family.

Who was your favorite teacher in grammar school? Mrs. Blanche Hill (now Mrs. West, I believe) at Euper Lane.

What was your first job? I worked at Beau’s Tuxedos in Fort Smith when I was in high school, and I taught tennis clinics to children.

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