SUSAN (SUE) PARKER EASLEY has been married to John Easley since 1969, making it 49 years of marriage on September 27. They met during her senior year while he was at Navy training school in Vallejo CA. After spending 30 years in the Navy, moving around every three years, they settled near Pensacola, FL for retirement. Theirs is a typical military family. Each of their three children was born in a different part of the world. The oldest son was born in Puerto Rico, their daughter in Alaska, and youngest son was born in Pensacola. They have three beautiful granddaughters who live nearby so they can see them often. They currently don’t have any pets, but the kids have enough to satisfy any need to pet fuzzy things!
Moving is something they have done a lot of over the years. They lived in Chula Vista CA, Pensacola FL, Sabana Seca, PR, Pensacola, FL, Adak, AK, Pensacola Fl, Adak, AK, Pensacola, FL, Suisun City, CA, Okinawa Japan, Pensacola, Fl. Sue says, “Can you figure out why we retired in Florida?”
Both John and Sue have retired from their careers— John from the Navy after serving 30 years, and Sue retired after 16 years of working in the bookstore of the local state college. Unfortunately, John has developed advanced Parkinson’s so their traveling has been curtailed. Sue’s full time job is making sure he is comfortable, and when she has an opportunity, she sneaks into the workroom and sews. Sue has always had sewing projects around, but is now more interested in putting quilts together. “Taking big pieces of fabric, cutting it into small pieces, and then sewing it back together is fun.”
Check out the post “Married for life“ for a story on how Sue met her husband John. You can also see samples of her quilting here: “Sewing is IN again.”