1) Tell us about yourself and your family. Retired now, I’ve been a “Jill-of-all-trades” over the years: art appraiser and consultant, fund-raiser, editor, community volunteer and yoga teacher, to name a few. My son is a writer, and my designer-daughter’s company, August Morgan, purveys chic cocktail napkins and apparel. My grandchildren live, alas, in Austin and Brooklyn, so I depend on friends and neighbors to enliven my days.
2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? In 1991 I moved from an elegant 1920 Spanish-style Ryan Place home to a fun Mid-Century Modern on Kenwick. Thirteen years later I moved a whole two blocks south to a condo designed by Billy Haines in the 1960s. Google him! I’ve been here happily-ever-after. Wow, that’s almost 30 years!
3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? My favorite thing in our neighborhood is Berney Park. I love watching the families at play, the soccer games, the dog-walkers, “Moon” and all of the regulars who get their steps in every day there. Let us not forget the hard work that so many did to get the paths paved and the tables and benches installed a few years back. And the little box for exchanging books? It’s so sweet!
4) What makes Ridglea North unique compared to other places you've lived? Ridglea North is one of Fort Worth’s best-kept secrets. It’s a real neighborhood, with varied styles of housing and income levels, and quick access to Camp Bowie, I-30, and Bryant Irvin. Campisi’s is right around the corner. Who could ask for more?