I've been widowed since 2005. My husband and I had planned to retire in Washington, so when he passed away, I made the move for both of us, and I'm so very happy I did. I love the great, tall evergreens that are everywhere and the thousands of lakes, one of whih I can see and practically touch from my back deck. I'm the mother of a daughter, married with two gorgeous boys, ages 9 and 4, and also the mother of a 34-year old son who is enjoying the single life. My parents immigrated from Italy when they were children, and actually went through Ellis Island. I'm very proud of my Italian heritage.