Meet a Westsider:
Sally Sue Coddington

Profession/Occupation... I am a retired educator. I worked in the District 11 system for 33 years as a middle school teacher. After retirement (15 years ago) I worked for 7 years, part time, in a unique shop in Manitou (Gigi’s the Animal Lovers Gift Shop).

What I like most about the Westside is... the relaxed atmosphere. There is such a community feel to the area. Also, the history and geology in this area are fascinating.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... to the 31st street ditch (Camp Creek). I think there should be some way to make this look more attractive.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... “Slum Dog Millionaire.” I also watched an interesting movie the other night called “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” – this will tweak the imagination.

I'd like to discover... a way to heal our ailing economy and government.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... I’ve always admired Katherine Hepburn for her strength and independence and would have loved to have met her. Or Gandhi for his nonviolent humanitarian efforts.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... Illinois, to see my relatives. For the past 15 years I have taken two out-of-country trips and now I plan on traveling the good old USA.

My favorite childhood memory is... of my grandparents’ farm. They did not have running water or electricity and as a child I thought this such a fun adventure. Collecting eggs, milking the cow and making butter were some of my favorite things.

My favorite spring pastime is... working in the yard preparing for the upcoming growth and blossoms.

Something good I’ve read is... I have just finished reading, “The Forgotten Man,” by Amity Shlaes about the Great Depression. Interesting parallel between then and now.

My pet peeve is... the use of cell phones in public places!

If I didn’t have to work for a year, I would... Since not having a paying job (last 15 years) I travel, play in three bands (trumpet), play golf, play bridge, hike, ride my bike, play on a volleyball team and volunteer. I do not know how I would fit work into this schedule.

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