Tammy Malgesini

Former Hermiston Herald community editor

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

My husband and I moved here in 1985 when he accepted a teaching job. We only planned to stay two years.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

These days it’s a toss-up between my daybed and back porch. In “normal times,” I love me some Lawan’s Thai Garden and La Palma.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy planning and taking vacations with my husband and friends; playing with my dogs and making people laugh.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

Its growth over the years.

What was the last book you read?

I’m currently in the middle of three books, but the last one I finished was “Me,” the official autobiography by Elton John.

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?

Amazon and Accuweather

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I’d really like to go to Coos Bay to visit my folks. This is the first Mother’s Day in many years that I didn’t spend it with my mommy.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

I was covering the annual Heppner Chamber of Commerce awards banquet for the newspaper in 2016. I was taking notes as chamber director Sheryll Bates was presenting a special award. After she read a couple of sentences, I realized I was being recognized.

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

Start writing a book of short stories and make plans for a Post-Pandemic Comedy Hour.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Other than getting out of bed before noon every day since being laid off, I’d have to say being married for more than 36 years (my husband is awesome, I’m kinda quirky and he accepts me as a package deal ... idiosyncrasies and all).

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