Angie Brown, who has been a Galveston resident on and off since early childhood, is a historian and also president of the Junior League of Galveston County. She’s also a mother, wife and pet owner of rescue mix-breed EmmyLou.
If not a historian then what would you have become?
Everything I have done to date and everything I can envision doing in the future is related to community service. That being said, I have also thought I would have enjoyed being a lawyer. I’m an analytical thinker and I enjoy research.
The last book you read that made a lasting impression?
“Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam” by Zainab Salbi (with Laurie Becklund.) Ms. Salbi grew up within Saddam Hussein’s closest circle and fled to marry a stranger in the United States. She is the founder of Women for Women International.
The last time you cried and the last time you laughed?
I’m sure they are one and the same: I often laugh so hard at my kids’ antics I end up crying.
An extravagance you can’t live without?
I’m a pretty frugal person, but I bought a large Coach handbag I carry every day. I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of it and it’s timeless. I’ll still be carrying it in 10 years.
What would a perfect day look like?
Sundays. Making Belgian waffles for breakfast before church. Back yard time with music, yard work, the kids at play, my husband grilling dinner.