What is your favorite quote?
“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.” Mary Lou Retton
What Disney character would you be and why?
Snow White. She enjoys people with a variety of personalities and is happy in her home.
If you had to give away 50% of your assets today, how/where would you distribute them?
I would set up funds to fully staff nursing homes. I would donate to cancer and mental health research.
What famous person would you take on a world tour?
What advice would you give the next generation?
Use your phones less, and engage with people and your environment more. Look beyond yourself. See the beauty around you and find solutions to things that need changing. Remember, there is more strength in kindness than in putting someone down. Don’t be silent if you see something wrong; speak up! Really listen, too. Be grateful and don’t forget to say “thank you.” Keep in touch with your parents and grandparents. Enjoy your life!
Where in Lebanon do you spend most of your time?
The Upper Valley Senior Center
Where would you prefer to spend most of your time?
Near the water
To which local business are you loyal to and why?
Roberts Auto. I feel they care about my safety and often check out my car on the spur of the moment when I have concerns. I trust them like family.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Wherever I could find lots of sea glass, shells, and warm ocean waves.
What are you most excited about in your life right now?
The opportunity to share my art and poems in the community, and anticipating publication of poetry by those of us in my poetry class.
Who is your local hero?
I have two: Roberta Berner and Benté Torjusen
Do you see the forest or the trees?
I try to see one tree at a time for decision making, and the entire forest for gratitude.
Name one thing you want to add to Lebanon.
What’s the one item on your “to do” list that never seems to get done?
Writing my book about my son Bob.