When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I moved to Hermiston in 1982. Long story. Let’s just say I was able to get a teaching job here.
Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
I love Lawan’s Thai Garden and Delish Bistro. I like lots of places in the Hermiston area. There are lots of great Mexican places and Broken Barrel in Stanfield is great.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to play tennis and pickleball, visit with friends, travel with my husband (or without him), read, and volunteer with Altrusa and my church.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
I was surprised at how progressive the Hermiston School District was and continues to be. The standards were high and the school district really respected their teachers. I believe they still do.
What was the last book you read?
“Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. Now I’m reading “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.
What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?
Weather App, and I’m always looking up recipes because I like to cook.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
My husband and I would like to travel to Germany, someday, when its borders are open again.
What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Well, lots of funny things have happened to me. I see a lot of humor in different situations. I guess one that comes to mind is this: When my husband and I were traveling in China (before coronavirus), we had some free time to walk around a lake and beautiful gardens. A large group of women from China who were traveling together all of a sudden descended on me and wanted turns taking my picture because I was a blonde American. I guess there is status for Chinese to show pictures of people they’ve met that fit my description. So many women wanted their picture with me. I told my husband that, for a moment, I felt like a ROCKSTAR!
What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?
My goals are to learn to play the piano that my husband bought me a year or so ago, and to figure out how to sew again. I should have lots of time now to make those goals happen.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I feel good about helping others.