Five Questions: Betty Britt, of Chicago Ridge
September 12, 2013 2:17AM
Betty Britt, 60, Chicago Ridge
What is your prized possession?
“My family. My husband, Earl, and I have six children — four girls and two boys — and five grandchildren. We have a big, close family. They all come over for Thanksgiving. The house is getting smaller.”
What are your hobbies?
“I like to sew and read. I used to sew more. I do more quilting now. It’s creative. I like to read mysteries mostly.”
What book are you reading now?
“I’m reading ‘Swimming Lessons.’ It’s not a mystery. It’s about a group of women who watch for turtles to come in and lay their eggs. Then the women watch over them. It’s fiction, but the author really gets involved in it. It’s good.”
What do you like about Chicago Ridge?
“I’ve been here a long time, 36 years. It’s a community where you get to know people. I know a lot of people in the village and what they do. It’s friendly.”
Which person from history do you want to meet?
“My grandparents’ ancestors in Ireland. I never met any of them. My mother was an orphan, so this is my father’s side. His parents both came here from Ireland and met here. I’d ask what it was like moving from their small villages.”