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Anna, Countess of Creativity

I was born, raised, educated, and married right here in Westerville.  Married to my high school sweetheart for 42 1/2 years.   We moved from here for 20+ years on job transfers in the soft drink business. We had a son and a daughter, grandsons/ granddaughters.  Unfortunately , at age 56 Bud was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and battled for the next 4 1/2 years.   Our primary focus was our family and helping others whenever we could.  We were both active in church, community, Masonic, Shrine as well as other organizations.

Chapter two:  After losing him to cancer, I was alone for some time, (too long) until meeting my current husband Dick Underwood.  We met in the Riverside Hospital Hospice Spousal Grief Recovery group.  He also lost his wife to cancer.  A little over a  year later we were married in the same church I was married in the first time with all children, grandchildren, and all members of our extended families in attendance.

We spend our winters in Florida to give Dick some time with his son and family and to escape the cold.  He lost a daughter shortly before we were married.  She had two sons and a daughter whom we see on our trips south and usually one other time during the year.

My children are in Athens and Springfield so we see them on a regular basis.  We baby-sit my/our great-granddaughter, Elizabeth one or two days a week while her parents attend OSU.  Yep, she was a beautiful oooooooppppsss!!

We enjoy biking, travel, family and friends.  I enjoy gardening, scrapbooking, sewing, and cooking for more than 2.  I love my water garden.

As you can see, I have experienced the valleys and peaks that life has to offer and look forward to each new day.

Anna, Countess of Creativity

June 2007 Flower of the Month