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And Then Came Frank

When you realize you want to spend
the rest of your life with somebody,
you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
From the movie When Harry met Sally

I met Frank Garrett, my husband of 35 years, at a restaurant among friends. New to Arizona and a transplant from Tennessee, he was a never-married, baby-faced nuclear power and fire protection engineer.

Doing life with an engineer means whatever breaks gets fixed. Whatever dilemmas arise are solved. Frank was instrumental in my startup and helped with infrastructure and IT. Best of all, my sons liked him. This was significant because they were the priority, and knew it. If not for their blessing, there would be no Frank in our lives. Thankfully, for many wonderful reasons, he passed the acid test.

Frank taught my boys to turn rotors on cars, change tires, wire things, and other practical skills. It has been so interesting “doing life” with an engineer, such a detail-oriented person who still finds solutions for any dilemma. He, too, is part of MedAire history.


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