The Garrett Family
priest (since 1978)
What we've been doing since 1969:
Va & I never dated in high school, but we both went to Southwestern
at Memphis. We were married during the summer of our sophomore year
& graduated in 1973. We left Memphis in 1974 when I went to
seminary in Sewanee, TN. After one year in Chattanooga we moved to
Newport, TN - in the Great Smoky Mountains - and have been here ever
since. I'm the priest at Episcopal Church of the
We've been involved in lots of stuff over the years - check out our
home page (link above).
Several years ago we took up dancing together and now dance at every
opportunity - at least once a week. We dance anywhere from formal
ballroom settings to our local honky-tonk - just give us a dance floor
& some music. We do swing & Latino (rhumba, merengue, chacha
etc.) better than more formal stuff.
The pic at the right is us at our daughter Arwen's wedding in 2006.
Below are pix of us at our son's wedding in September, 2009, and then
one of us all (except Anna, Geoffrey's wife) at Emilie's wedding in
Dardenay, France, in July 2009. Underneath is a picture of our
French godson/namesake, Henri Jean David Colpart, at 9 months old. At
the bottom is a picture of us n August 2011.