2017-11-09 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Betsy Beachnau


BETSY BEACHNAU of Omena loves every second of her work at Enerdyne in Suttons Bay. Here, she is pictured beside a styrofoam wall she made for the store that depicts each layer of sedimentary rock below the surface of Leelanau County. BETSY BEACHNAU of Omena loves every second of her work at Enerdyne in Suttons Bay. Here, she is pictured beside a styrofoam wall she made for the store that depicts each layer of sedimentary rock below the surface of Leelanau County. Name: Betsy Beachnau

Town or township of residence: Omena

Resident since: 2006

Age and birthplace: 63 and Lansing, MI

Occupation: Paid to have fun at Enerdyne in Suttons Bay

Marital status: Ron and I started dating each other in high school and have been married for 40 years now.

You live in Leelanau County because: Ron’s job relocation brought us to the area originally but the beautiful beaches and wonderful people caused us to permanently move to Leelanau County.

Last good movie you saw: “I recently rewatched a sweet little movie called “Millions.”

Last good book you read: I haven’t read any books recently; I just don’t have the time to.

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: My mom. She is 96 now and is just such an amazing woman.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: Ron and I have raised four wonderful and responsible boys. They made it easy, though, so I don’t know if that can really be considered an accomplishment.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: Swimming in Omena Bay with my family.

Things you lose sleep over: Honestly, I really don’t lose sleep over anything.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: I would allow tiny houses to be built in the area.

Favorite dessert: Choosing my favorite dessert is like choosing my favorite season; it’s whatever we have that day.

Are you a coffee drinker? No, I’ve never even tasted it.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: Omena Bay

If you had more time you would: Do more work out in my yard.

The words that best describe you are: A good sense of humor and hardworking

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