Get to Know Your Neighbor – Jan Krouse

Submitted by Brian Buralli

Jan KrouseStreet you live on:
Moss Ave

My daughter, Ciana Sheldon lives next door to me on Moss.

Where were you born:
Hornell, NY

Who was the most influential person to you:
My parents – my Dad’s favorite saying was “don’t sweat the small stuff” and that has served me well.

What type of music are you listening to now:
Listen to many different genres, from classic rock to some country and the standards. Favorites are the Eagles, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and Frank Sinatra.  Oh, and Three and a Half Men!

What was your first job:
During high school did a lot of babysitting. First real job was a bank teller.

What accomplishment are you most proud of:
Raising my beautiful daughter into the woman she is today.

What is special about where you live:
The neighbors. When Del and I moved to Moss Ave in January 1996, we quickly became aware of the specialness of this neighborhood. There is a generosity of spirit in this neighborhood that is unique. My neighbors have become more like family, looking out for each other and always willing to give advice, lend a hand, offer comfort and share their love.