Meet a Westsider:
Iím retired now. I was a pastorís wife for 65 years and a grade school teacher in Oklahoma during the early years of our marriage.
What I like most about the Westside is... the people. I just enjoy the people. I couldnít ask for kinder or friendlier people.
If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... Nothing comes to mind. Iíd say that changes have come and gone here and are just a part of everyday living. We learn to adapt to them.
A good movie Iíve seen recently is... I enjoy watching movies, news and certain programs on the TV.
I'd like to discover... a way for other people to enjoy what I have in my life. Throughout the years Iíve been blessed by so many kindnesses that have been shown to me. I thoroughly enjoyed being married to Clifton and my years as a pastorís wife.
If I could meet someone famous, Iíd like to meet... I admired Laura Bush because of her work, some of which were things that werenít expected of her as a presidentís wife. She also seemed to have a love for people.
The next time I travel, Iím going... At my age, Iíll be 99 in December, my days of air travel are over. I did just visit with my sister in Texas and I do look forward to my annual visit to the zoo with my granddaughter and her daughter, which includes lunch and the yearly ride on a horse on the merry-go-round (carousel).
My favorite childhood memory is... I grew up in a lead/zinc mining town in Oklahoma. My father owned a grocery store and I started working there when I was in junior high. Evenings after school and Saturdays, I helped by restocking the shelves and with customer orders. In those days, people would stand at the counter and ask for the items they wanted. We'd take the items off the shelves, put them in the grocery bags and keep a running tally for each customer. My father appreciated his customers and wanted to thank them, so on Friday evenings, I enjoyed filling the candy bags with treats and cookies that we'd hand out to our customers when they paid their weekly grocery bills.
My favorite summer pastime is... I enjoy having company and sitting on my balcony off my apartment. It has a beautiful view, especially at night.
Something good Iíve read is... Iíve always enjoyed reading in general, books and magazines.
My pet peeve is... people who donít appreciate where theyíre living and the people who reside there.
If I won the lottery Iíd... Iíd love to make it possible for anyone who needs a better place to live to have that opportunity.
Meet a WestsiderĒ is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you would like to be a Meet-a-Westsider (or know someone who should be), please give us a call at 471-6776.