Meet a Westsider:
retired. I was a bartender for 35 years, then I volunteered at Midland Elementary as an aide and was later hired by District 11 as a substitute at Midland.
What I like most about the Westside is... it’s home and neighborly.
If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... to have less traffic in the residential areas.
A good movie I’ve seen recently is... none – but any John Wayne classic is good.
I'd like to discover... a cure for the common cold. Seems we have to just tough it out.
If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Willie Nelson, because he’s a neat person. He’s kind of an outlaw but then so am I.
The next time I travel, I’m going... on a cruise to Alaska – it’s just a wish but about the only place I’d care to go.
My favorite childhood memory is... walking down the railroad tracks all the way down to Monument Valley Park to swim all day. We lived in Roswell at the time and had to cross Monument Creek on a flume. Great fun and no fear.
My favorite fall pastime is... it used to be playing in the leaves after they were raked in a pile. Now, just walking in the cooler weather.
Something good I’ve read is... not much recently, but I keep a copy of “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry and “Thorn Birds” by Colleen McCullough around. I can open either of them, anywhere, and be on a cattle drive or in Australia. It’s a great escape.
My pet peeve is... the lack of courtesy in the general public.
If I won the lottery, I would... make a lot of people and a few charities very happy.
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.