January 15, 1995 in Features

Readers Share Their Life Goals

By The Spokesman-Review

Karen Weber figures her liver transplant gave her a second shot at life, and she plans to make the most of it.

Weber’s goals are to raise public awareness of the need for more organ donors “and to live a long, happy life, one day at a time.”

Her comments were among two dozen mailed to The Spokesman-Review and telephoned to Cityline.

Here are other goals from readers’ life lists:

Dietitian Carolyn Orcutt plans to backpack to the base of the world’s 14 highest peaks.

“I’ve already been to five,” she says, “including Mount Everest and K2.”

Mary Greenup’s goals include dining in the private section at Antoine’s in New Orleans “and going overseas to solve a medieval mystery.”

Psychologist Rob Neils hopes to soar his home-built glider through the Himalayas.

A reader who says she stayed in an unhappy marriage for 30 years “because I didn’t want to disappoint my mother” now would like to remarry. She also looks forward to playing baseball on the Iowa farm where “Field of Dreams” was filmed and stitching a quilt for each of her grandchildren.

Single mom Jackie Smith wants to own a home and have enough money to help others.

At the top of Eastern Washington University employee Teri Barr’s life list is to be a published photographer. (See photo on page F1.)

Leanne Irwin, mother of two, would like to sing solo for an animated Walt Disney film.

Semiretired bookkeeper Dorothy Carter’s goals are “to be a better person, more disciplined and more unselfish each day I live.”

Sunrise Elementary Assistant Principal Tere von Marbod’s list includes acting in a Spokane Civic Theatre play, raising a litter of puppies and learning to play bridge.

Respiratory therapist and Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Theresa Vance has already checked off several of her life-list goals: She graduated from college, earned her pilot’s license, traveled, married and had a child before her 30th birthday.

“Of course, I didn’t plan on being divorced by the time I was 32,” she says.

Now Vance’s goals include providing for her child as a single mother “and keeping a good attitude about everything I do.”


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