1) Tell us about yourself and your family. Eldon and I (Adrianne) both grew up north of Weatherford near Peaster and lived on acreage that’s been in his family for five generations. When our daughter and her family moved back to Ft. Worth from Austin three years ago, I wanted to be near them so that I could help with the care of our grandson. We found our Mary’s Lane home, and it’s a perfect fit for us! Eldon splits his time between Ft. Worth and the farm, and I have my backyard chickens and pets to remind me of my farm roots.
2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? We bought our home in 2019.
3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? I love gardening in the Jubilee Community Garden at Ridglea Christian Church. I’ve got two plots there, and I garden with people from the church and community every Wednesday. I’ve learned so much from other gardeners, made some really good friends, and I am growing some delicious vegetables!
4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? We really like visiting the wonderful green spaces that Fort Worth offers such as Airfield Falls, the Trinity Trails, the Botanic Gardens, and the Ft. Worth Nature Center.
5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? A plate of homemade brownies or cookies goes a long way towards building a relationship and starting conversation with neighbors. One of the first things I tried to do was learn the names of my neighbors. I put them in my phone notes so I wouldn’t forget, and I said hello and called them by name every chance I got. Later, I was so humbled and grateful when several neighbors came over to check on me during the 2021 winter storm and power outage.