1) Tell us about yourself and your family. Married for 30 years, Eric Pratt and I have a feline family of two tabbies. One of whom followed us home last January when we were walking around the neighborhood!
2) How long have you lived in Ridglea North? We have lived in Ridglea North since 2008. We returned to Fort Worth and Eric’s house from New York City to be near aging mothers. Eric bought our house here in the mid-80s, but then left 3 years later to chase after me! I was performing on Broadway in Gower Champion’s “42nd Street.” I started taking ballet at Margo Dean School of Ballet when I was 5, had a professional dance career, and still take ballet class there and will tap dance in “Jazzy Christmas” at Arts Fifth Avenue. Today, I am an educator at Weatherford College and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
3) What’s your favorite neighborhood activity or event? The Litter Stomp and the Cowtown Clean-up are my favorite events; being of service to the community and “Keeping Fort Worth Beautiful.” I believe “every litter bit hurts,” the soundbite from when I was growing up. Also, love the RNNA socializing events throughout the year!
4) What’s your favorite thing to do in Fort Worth? Eric and I enjoy going to Bass Hall to see musicals and the ballet. We are members of the Fort Worth Zoo, Botanic Gardens and all three of our world famous museums. Cowtown truly is ‘Culture and Cowboys!’
5) What’s your best advice on being a good neighbor? Get to know the neighbors on your block and just keep an eye out. Eric and I let our neighbors know by text when a garage door is left up or a car door is left open. Our neighbors in turn, text us if something seems out of the ordinary, to make sure we are aware and safe. Noticing things and making contact contributes to a feeling of community as well as safety.