Jeanette Orr, president of the Autism Support Corner, faces the questions this week:
1. What do you feel is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement in life was earning my bachelor's degree in criminal justice while working full time and being a single mother. Anything is possible if you want it badly enough!
2. What, to you, is perfect happiness?
To me, perfect happiness is having my family together. This is perfect happiness when your husband was deployed for a year!
3. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)?
In the event of a fire, I would save my photo album of my family.
4. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice came from my mother, who said, “All you can do is your best and nothing less.”
5. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about myself, it would have to be to find better ways of relieving stress.
6. What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is of spiders – yuck!
7. What is your greatest extravagance?
My greatest extravagant purchase was my 2010 Ford F-150, fully loaded. I love trucks!
8. If money weren’t an object, how would you spend your time?
If money was not an object, I would take my family all over the world and learn history. I would love to explore other cultures.
9. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My favorite thing about myself is the fact that I love to help others.
10. What trait do you most admire in another person?
I most admire honesty and those who are trustworthy.
11. What trait do you most deplore in another person?
I most deplore those who are quick to judge others.
12. Who are your favorite musicians?
I am a country girl, so my all-time favorite musicians are: The Judds, Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt
13. What are your favorite books?
I love to read anything on autism or history.
14. What talent would you most like to have?
I would like to have a better public speaking talent.