I grew up in Oak Ridge and then later moved to the Karns area where I graduated high school. I married my husband, Richard, who was from Roane County and we set up housekeeping here. We will celebrate our 44th anniversary in August. We have been blessed with three wonderful children, Stephanie, Jennifer and Derek. They, in turn, have blessed us with eight fantastic grandchildren. We have an adopted short-hair cat, Austin, and believe it or not, he's very spoiled!