Rita Bricker, a resident of Maricopa since 1987, writes a gardening column for InMaricopa.
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Reside: Rancho El Dorado
Maricopan since: 1987
Occupation: Retired database administrator
Family: Husband Jerry and daughter Andrea
Pets: Ginger and Honey – Chihuahua-mix rescues
Cars: Town car – Prius; Offroad vehicle – RAM 4WD pickup
Pet peeve: Poor spelling and grammar
Dream vacation: Any cruise
Like most about Maricopa: It is compact, has most “big city” amenities and is close to wide open spaces.
Like least about Maricopa: Highway 347 – like most everyone.
Charity: Ballet Arizona
Book: “Gone with the Wind,” “Lord of the Rings” trilogy
Movie: “Last of the Mohicans” (Daniel Day-Lewis version); “Gladiator”
Actor: Gary Cooper
Song: “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young
Musician: Bob Dylan
Team: Kansas City Chiefs, of course!
Athlete: Larry Fitzgerald and Aaron Rodgers
Drink: Iced tea
Meal: Vegetable lo mein
Restaurant: Sunset Cafe – so sad it’s not coming back.
Quote: “Any minor world that falls apart falls together again.”
Words to live by: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”