Meet a Westsider:
Tom Hendrix

Profession/Occupation... I was born in Colorado Springs and am now retired from The Timken Co. My present day job is volunteering at the Old Colorado City History Center, mainly working with old photographs.

What I like most about the Westside is... its people and the quiet, established neighborhoods. Small-town atmosphere.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... I have been a Westsider since my teen years. Thereís not much I would change except the location of the Farmers Market to the west side of Bancroft Park to Colbrunn Street. Also, maybe remove some of the culverts and stop signs on Pikes Peak Avenue.

A good movie Iíve seen recently is... ďPatch Adams.Ē

The worst advice Iíve ever gotten was... Hold on to your stocks.

If I could meet someone famous, Iíd like to meet... Harry Truman. The decision he made during WWII, Iím convinced, saved my life and the lives of thousands of other GIs.

The next time I travel, Iím going to... Hawaii.

My favorite childhood memory is... When I was 6 years old, my aunt in Kansas City sent me my first Boston terrier via railroad express. I have had a Boston terrier ever since.

My favorite summer pastime is... traveling in the mountains and riding the narrow gauge trains.

Something good Iíve read is.. anything by John Grisham.

My pet peeve is... bad drivers.

If I won the lottery, Iíd... establish scholarships for underprivileged children.

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