Metro-East Living

Q&A: What is your favorite month?

“June, because my birthday is June 30 and it’s wonderful weather. It’s my favroite time of the year.”

Tommy Adair, 20


works for Gateway Industrial Power

“October is my favorite. It’s fall and all the colors are pretty and the weather is perfect, warm but cool at night.”

Natalee Bayer, 18


senior at Belleville West who works in the nurse’s office at school and at Smokin

“Mine is September. That’s my birthday. It’s the first of fall. It’s not so hot.”

Christine House, 48


assistant manager at Millstadt Gardens

“Mine is May because of the flowers, planting time. April showers bring May flowers. My birthday is in December.”

Barb Fredeking, 60ish


plant assistant at Millstadt Gardens

“Mine is probably April because Easter comes. I love having the Easter egg hunts and family gatherings together. It’s really fun, and we celebrated my birthday.”

Sadie Meinen, 9

Millstadt Consolidated School third-grader

“March, because it’s my birthday. I like Shopkins (tiny grocery-themed characters). I got some more for my birthday — the bakery, little market and vegetable stand.”

Ava Langlitz, 6

Millstadt Primary School kindergartner

“July, because we’re going on vacation then. We are going to Branson. All my kids and my grandkids are going.”

Pam Meinen, 62


works at Millstadt IGA

“August. It’s my birthday. I have friends spend the night. I like to get stuff that has to do with turtles. I have a pet turtle named Lexi, and a giant stuffed animal turtle and figurines.”

Hannah Langlitz, 10

MCS fourth-grader