Three Minutes with Irene Miller

Irene Miller

Irene Miller

President, Harkenrider Senior Center

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

In 1950 — my husband worked at McNary Dam as an electrician. We moved to McNary and then Hermiston.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

The senior center

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I have three hobbies: I knit and crochet, I love to play games on my computer, and I’m into those wonderful coloring books.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

The growth

What was the last book you read?

I just got done reading “The Last Boyfriend” by Nora Roberts.

What app or website do you use most besides Google or Facebook?

None, but I use both of those.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Aspen, Colorado

What is the funniest or most exciting thing that’s happened to you?

My travels to Peru, and my accomplishment of climbing to the top of Huayna Picchu, in 1983 or so. My son-in-law loved watermelon, and he had a watermelon in his backpack that we didn’t know he had. So when we got to the top, we ate a watermelon.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

One of my goals is to make the citizens of Hermiston be completely aware of the wonderful building they have in the senior center. That’s the main thing I want to do this year.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I think probably just getting up out of bed and walking — being able to be out and about.

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