Meet a Westsider:
Therese Jordan

Profession/Occupation... Assistant publisher, office manager and advertising director for the Westside Pioneer.

What I like most about the Westside is... that we’re close to hiking trails and that I can walk or bicycle to whatever/ wherever I need to go. And it’s not crowded over here. I also like the fact that there are still horse stables around.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... to stop all the “infilling.” It’s nice to be able to see Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods when I’m travelling about. With all the walls/houses/buildings going up, it’ll be harder to enjoy the views.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... the extended version of “Lord of the Rings.”

I'd like to discover... a way to add more hours in a day – or at least more room on my desk.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... although both are gone now, Gene Kelly (for his tap-dancing) and Mother Teresa (for her compassion).

The next time I travel, I’m going to... the Old Colorado City History Center for our five-year anniversary party Sunday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. Hope to see you there!

My favorite childhood memory is... I have several, ice skating on the ponds with my dad and brothers and sisters, eating my mother’s “crepes,” visiting cousins on my uncle’s farm, getting the whole family (uncles, aunts, cousins) together for a clambake at Thomas Point Beach and Christmas reunions at a rented hall (we had over 80 family members, lots of fun!) Not to mention a fun week at Old Orchard Beach! All this was in Maine where I grew up.

My favorite winter pastime is... family game nights playing Scrabble, Indiana Jones Life (a board game) or learning to play bridge with Kenyon and our sons.

Something good I’ve read is.. Recently it’s the Agatha Christie mystery novels and Alexander McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series.

My pet peeve is... other newspapers getting put on top of the Westside Pioneer so people can’t see our newspaper in the racks we have in local businesses.

If I didn’t have to work for a year I would... take art and clay/sculpture classes.

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