Meet a Westsider:
Beverley Disch

Profession/Occupation... Retired school teacher; president of OCCHS (Old Colorado City Historical Society.)

What I like most about the Westside is... its ambiance, like a friendly, small town.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... more foot traffic, especially to our museum.

A good movie Ive seen recently is... The March of the Penguins. It was one of the hits of the summer and it was most beautiful in a dark way. It was harrowing to watch them raise their young and then watch them make the long trek to the sea to feed and then come back to feed their offspring.

The worst advice Ive ever gotten was... to be too concerned about what other people think.

If I could meet someone famous, Id like to meet... if they were alive, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott.

The next time I travel, Im going to... take a trip on the Nile River in Egypt.

My favorite childhood memory is... going to my aunts little farm in Wisconsin. I helped bring in the cows and wed make homemade butter by shaking the cream in the mason jars and then separating the buttermilk from the butter.

My favorite summer pastime is... gardening, as well as swimming as a charter member of the Valley Swim Club.

Something good Ive read is.. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova. As a young girl, her father regaled her with stories about Count Dracula. She did research and found out he was an actual person in Translyvania who endowed monasteries and fought against the Muslims during the years when they were invading Europe. But he could also be very cruel, and was known to impale his enemies with stakes.

My pet peeve is... people who cant look on the brighter side of things.

If I won the lottery, Id... increase the endowment fund of OCCHS.

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