Elisabet, Beta was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Reed was born here in San Diego at the Naval Hospital. We will have been married for 46 years in May and have two married children; Christian, a doctor in Michigan and Karen, who is a Senior Marketing Associate here in San Diego. We have five grandchildren, ages 8 months to 7 years old. Our children and grandchildren are the reason that since our retirement two years ago, we have been splitting our time between our home base here in Chula Vista and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Beta, after graduating from Liberal Arts/Business  highschool/College in Iceland worked as a Flight Attendant and Secretary in Iceland. During our time in he Los Angeles County area, she worked as a guidance clerk with the local school district. After our move to Oregon, she worked as an Office Manager, a Licensed Income Tax Preparer, and serviced SBA and other government loans for a governmental agency.
Beta enjoys both knitting and quilting, reading and traveling. Reed enjoys reading and  golf, of dubious quality, and traveling. Both of us enjoy the time we get to spend with our children and grandchildren.