MARTHA A. ROSEN-KASTNER
Following graduation I went to work for the Department of Agriculture from 1959 to 1962. I then worked for 6 months at NASA. Thanks to the building of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, I met my future husband, Larry, at the Alexandria roller skating rink. We were married at Ft. Belvoir and moved to Virginia. I began work at the Pentagon with the Department of Defense in the General Counsel’s office until 1968. I held part-time secretarial positions from 1979 to 2005 in a computer company, a family-owned business, and two of my churches, retiring in 2005.
After Larry’s discharge from the Army and graduation from GeorgeWashington University with a degree in Civil Engineering, he joined the Federal Highway Administration. In July 1968 we moved to Groveland, California. His assignments also took us to San Franciso and Point Arena while in California, then Arlington in 1969, Springfield, Illinois from 1970-1974, Columbus, Ohio from 1974-1988, Woodbridge, Virginia 1988-1990, Jackson, Mississippi 1990-2005 and then to North Carolina.
We have 3 children: Barbara, education director at Ohio Wildlife Center in Powell OH; Greg, manager of hazardous materials disposal at Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus OH; and Michael, medical equipment trainer for a company in Durham NC. We have 5 grandchildren, ages 19 to 4 weeks, living in Ohio and NC.
We love retirement and living on 8 acres with 2 cats and 2 horses. After growing up around horses I am finally able to have one of my own. Ginger is my 15 year old Tennessee Walker mare and Larry has Pete, an 18 year old quarter horse. Between riding and barn chores, I also find time to read and putter around on MarLar Acres, our little slice of heaven.