Q. What was CARLTON FIGG's first job? Did he/she like it?
A. Cub-reporter at The Pioneer, Lucknow, UP, India.
DENISE FIGG (May 23, 2012)
Q. What did CARLTON FIGG dream of doing with his/her life?
Q. If CARLTON FIGG could have any job, what do you think he/she could have done?
Q. What do you think would have been a good/alternative job for CARLTON FIGG?
A. Dad would have made a number one lawyer!!! There was nothing that he did not scutinise and nothing that he would accept blindly. We always laughed and said that when the whole world said something was white he would stand up and say it was black, but in hind sight he was always right. It's a little freaky but he was ALWAYS right no matter how wrong he seemed at the time. He read human beings like a book. He would also make a great Cardiologist. He knew everything everything there was to know about the human heart. Ironically, he died of heart disease but he knew that he was dying!
Denise (Oct 27, 2009)
Q. Who was CARLTON FIGG's childhood best friend?
A. He had friends - just ‘friends’. He told me one day, “you can't have 'friends', 'good friends' and 'best friends', you can have friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and relatives. There is a distinct difference. Relatives he put into two categories; ‘relatives’ and ‘distant relatives’. ‘Distant relatives’ are the ones you ensure you keep at a distance, he laughed. So, the answer to the question is ‘No’, he never had a 'best friend' because he never differentiated amongst friends – because God gave us the brains to choose them, he said. About 'friends' and 'honesty' he added, " speak the truth always. Now matter how bittter no matter how sweet, no matter who you are speaking to, or about. Because if the person you are speaking to (or about) is your friend he (or she) won't mind - and if he (or she) is not (your friend) if won't matter!"
Dexter Carlton Figg (Oct 27, 2009)
Q. What CARLTON FIGG's favorite book or TV show?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG compete with any groups or sports teams?
Q. What did CARLTON FIGG want to be when he/she grew up?
Q. What scared CARLTON FIGG as a child?
Q. How did people see CARLTON FIGG – class clown, bookworm, social butterfly?
Q. What is a funny childhood memory you have of CARLTON FIGG?
Q. What was CARLTON FIGG's favorite subject? Least favorite?
Q. Describe CARLTON FIGG's high school experience?
Q. What was CARLTON FIGG's social group like?
Q. Who was CARLTON FIGG's favorite teacher?
Q. What did CARLTON FIGG do after high school – college, start his/her career?
Q. How did CARLTON FIGG change through his/her school years?
Q. Where did CARLTON FIGG go to school?
Q. What was CARLTON FIGG's family life like?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG have siblings? Were they close?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG have a favorite or memorable family story?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG have a philosophy on life? Something he/she always said?
Q. What were CARLTON FIGG's religious or spiritual beliefs?
Q. Was CARLTON FIGG athletic? Attend sports games?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG enjoy the arts – painting, writing, or music?
Q. Was CARLTON FIGG an avid collector? Any quirky hobbies?
Q. Describe the perfect day for CARLTON FIGG?
Q. Was CARLTON FIGG a romantic?
Q. What were some of CARLTON FIGG's favorite foods?
A. I don't remember Carl as 'an eater'. I remember him being very fussy about food. Wouldn't eat this, would only eat something if was from so-and-so's restaurant. Wouldn't eat unless it was served to him. Then he would say 'It's too much.' Claimed that he 'gets tired eating;. You'd wonder how he existed. And then one day ... the cat was out of the bag! Adrian and myself saw him eating chole bature in the verandah near the Lalbagh crossing. (Opposite the chemist, I can't get the name. Duggal's is it?) Carl couldn't escape so he invited us to join him. He said it was the best chole bature in Lucknow. Unfortunately the chole had finished, but we had 'sooji halwa'. And that was the best 'sooji halwa' we had ever had. It became one of our favourite haunts. The only snag - you had to catch the guy in time. Chole bature was at lunch time, but the sooji halwa came around 3.00. Many a time we went at 3.30 and he was all sold out.
Eileen (Oct 27, 2009)
Q. What were CARLTON FIGG's favorite travel destinations?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG visit museums when traveling? Try the cuisine?
Q. Where did CARLTON FIGG dream of traveling?
Q. Did CARLTON FIGG feel at home in another country?
A. Carl would never have felt at home in any country other than India. Lucknow was his "BESTEST" place. If you could pick up the whole of Lucknow and take it anywhere he would be happy to go along.
Eileen (Oct 27, 2009)