Anne made her entrance into the world on June 5, 1928, one of three children born to Helen and Peter in the town of Plainfield, New Jersey. This was home until she went off to Finishing School at Briarcliff Manor in New York. After school, a blind date with a guy named Henry at his Rutgers University campus turned her tiny Plainfield world into a whirl. They were married April 21, 1951. Today, she proudly boasts of two daughters, two sons, five granddaughters and six grandsons and three great grandchildren. That Henry fellow moved her to Detroit, MI to Harrisburg, PA and back to Bloomsbury NJ to become a farmer's wife. Amidst all else she found time to be employed for a number of years in a state of New Jersey Social Service Office as Office Manager. Genealogy now captivates her free time.
Bud, aka Henry, was born in Brooklyn NY on October 24, 1927. His parents, Anne and Henry also had a son William and a daughter Mary. The family moved to Morristown NJ when Bud was a tot of three, where he lived until Rutgers University beckoned. College life was interrupted by a three-year stint in the Army in 1945. Bud served in the Pacific Theater and with the Occupation Forces in Japan. He returned to Rutgers and received his Undergraduate Degree in Agriculture in 1950.
Bud joined the training program with Great Lakes Steel Company and became a plant manager during the Korean War. Two years of building Quonset huts and Bud bade manufacturing goodbye. He and his brother bought a 140 acre farm in Hunterdon County New Jersey and followed their first love, the land. Bud then earned his Master's Degree in Education from the University of New Jersey in 1969. Anne was handed the diploma because Bud had a bad reaction to some seafood, so Anne claimed "possession", applying the nine points of the law principle!
Bud taught school for 9 years, then became Superintendent of a school district in Hunterdon County for 17 years, retiring in 1998. When suburbia eventually took over rural New Jersey, Bud subdivided the farm into 3&5 acre "farmettes". Bud and Anne moved to Vero Beach to a home on the barrier island 7 years ago and after two hurricanes did some damage, they moved to The Brennity at Vero Beach in 2008.
Asked if they had any advice to pass on to younger generations, they responded, "Don't wait too long to move in to a community like this. We have so many amenities that it's difficult to use them all!" With an adventurous couple like Bud and Anne, we have no doubt that they will eventually get around to experiencing everything The Brennity at Vero Beach has to offer!