When I came to visit, though, before moving up here, I really liked it here. I didn’t want to go back to Akron, Ohio. I wanted to live in a place where there are four seasons. I like Spokane. Spokane meets all my needs. If I want to go to a concert, I can go to a concert. If I want to go to a play, I can go to the Civic Theatre. It meets all my needs. If want to a sporting event, because I follow the Spokane Chiefs, I can go to a hockey game. And we’ve got beautiful lakes here. It meets my needs. If I want more I can go over to Seattle.
Source: Interview with Maureen Nickerson, 22 November 2006; held in the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.