Meet a Westsider:
What I like most about the Westside is... the small-town feeling – slow- moving and quiet. Its location – knowing I can easily go anywhere in the city, if I need to – hearing its vast history gives me warm feelings and appreciation for my neighbors.
If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... nothing. I would hope it will stay the same.
A good movie I’ve seen recently is... “The Turning Point,” for the wurpteenth time.
The worst advice I’ve ever gotten was... don’t marry David – my husband of 51 years now.
If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Condoleeza Rice.
The next time I travel, I’m going to... the Holy Land, and also Egypt, Iraq and Turkey.
My favorite childhood memory is... rushing a block from my home across the bridge over the moat, through the sally port, climbing up the roundparts to watch the 5 o’clock retreat ceremony at Ft. Monroe, VA, and see the lowering of the flag with a live cannon and bugler.
My favorite summer pastime is... cooking.
Something good I’ve read is.. nursery rhymes for my great-granddaughter.
My pet peeve is... people who mumble – but I’m told I could cure that gripe by getting a hearing aid.
If I won the lottery, I’d... not tell anyone and quietly indulge my family and contribute lavishly to my favorite charities anonymously.
Meet a Westsider” 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.