Meet a Westsider:
Betsy Evans

Profession/Occupation... Retired librarian and now a volunteer at the Old Colorado History Center, the Old Colorado City Library Friends Group and One Nation.

What I like most about the Westside is... the people... they make the Westside. They’re the best!

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... to keep some of the stores that we’re losing... like Ace Hardware. We just need more variety like a fabric store, a book store with a larger and more varied collection (the Old Colorado City Historical Society has history books), and a movie theater.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... “Luther,” a story about Martin Luther. It was very interesting. It was one of those movies that I hadn’t planned on seeing but was at the mall with a friend and decided to see it.

The worst advice I’ve ever gotten was... I never took anybody’s advice, good or bad. My family would agree with that. My husband never dared give me any advice. I just followed my own lead.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... David G. McCullough who wrote “1776” and “Adams.” My husband got to meet him when McCullough was the speaker at the East Library opening about 20 years ago. It was good to have an honest-to-goodness writer as the speaker.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... I just came back from Virginia. I was doing some geneology research with my brother and found out our ancestors go way back before the Revolutionary War. I also like to travel back to places where I’ve been before.

My favorite childhood memory is... I took years of ballet. I can remember classes, rehearsals and recitals. It was the highlight of my childhood.

My favorite summer pastime is... sitting at the outdoor concerts in Bancroft Park or listening to Little London Winds in Manitou.

Something good I’ve read is.. I’m reading “1776.” I had a relative (doctor in Richmond) who was involved in that war.

My pet peeve is... “For more information just go to our .com.” I just think... never mind, I’m not that interested.

If I won the lottery, I’d... hire a lawyer and a tax consultant. I think it’d be the hardest thing in the world to win the lottery and not get into trouble.

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