Retired special education teacher
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I moved to Hermiston in fall of 1972. I had a teaching job in Stanfield, but lived in Hermiston. In fall of 1989, I got a teaching job in Hermiston.
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
When (my friend and I) taught, we had short periods of time for lunch, so when we retired, we said we were going to have a leisurely lunch every day. We go to lots of different places and mix it up, but I like Hales, Nookies, Shiki Hibachi Sushi.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Travel, read and I’m a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate).
What surprises you about Hermiston?
How fast it’s grown. But in the beginning, just how friendly it was and the inclusiveness of this community.
What was the last book you read?
I am currently reading the whole series of Sue Grafton books.
What app or website do you use most other than Facebook or Google?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I’d love to go to Europe. My father’s family are Germans who came from Russia, and my mother’s family is from the U.K. My dream is to go on a cruise that’s 100 days, and goes around the world.
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you?
Recently, we went to Boston for a CASA conference. After a long day of traveling, we got to the hotel late. We got up to the room, and the door was about a foot wide. I’m an optimist, so I tried, but there was no way I could get my wheelchair through that.
What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?
Redo some landscaping at my house.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Probably my son. He’s going to be 35. He was an only child, but he’s married and has three kids — my grandchildren. He’s a great father.