We are Grace and Andy Anderson, parents of 3 sons, Grandparents to 6, Great Grandparents to 1 precious little girl.
We live in Flagstaff, AZ., which is in Northern Arizona, elevation 7000 ft., and we do get snow in the wintertime.
We are involved with our church, our family and local humanitarian efforts. Both of us like to read books.
I (Grace) will continue...
I am the 5th child in a family of 9, six girls and 3 boys. I am the 5th daughter and middle child. Andy is from a family of 8 and is # 4 in his family. Our parents on both sides are deceased. I have one brother and one sister deceased and Andy has one sister gone. They are gone but not forgotten
46 years ago a friend shared a Basic H sample with me. When I finally used it and liked it, she invited me to a meeting. Andy didn’t want to go as we had just gotten out of a business we invested $500 in, which was a lot of money back then. We thought we were going to make our fortune selling bras and girdles. True story. We had a whole suitcase of them and none were in my size! It didn’t work out to be our road to riches.
I went to the meeting. The speakers talked about nutritional products. I thought I knew how to prepare meals and we ate well so taking vitamins was not something I would be interested in. At the time, our oldest son was 3 and our second son was 1-1/2 and I was tired all the time. I would take naps with my boys and be in bed each night when they went to bed. I couldn’t get enough sleep, so when I started hearing I could get energy by taking some protein and vitamins, I started listening. I decided to give it a try. All these years later we are still using the supplements and can’t imagine life without them.
Because I had such great results with the supplements I started talking to my friends and family. I approached my parents first. They didn’t say a whole lot while I was explaining the benefits except my dad wanted to know why he needed protein when he had a whole freezer full of it. I didn’t have an answer. I left a can of protein, a bottle of vitamins and a quart of Basic H with them. A week later, my mother called and wanted more.
Wondering why, I questioned her. In one week my dad could make a fist, which he had been unable to do for a while, and she was feeling so much better. Years later I asked her why she used them and she said she wanted to help me in my new business and she was starting to “feel old.” In helping me, it became a blessing to both of my parents.
My mother started sharing Shaklee with everyone. I was sharing with friends. I wasn’t thinking about building a business. I was telling everyone how much better the products were making us feel. After a few months, we were doing enough volume to qualify as business leaders.
In the 70’s people who took supplements were considered strange. Maybe we were but now everyone seems to be on board with it. Multilevel marketing was a new concept and people made fun of us but we didn’t quit.
We lost our middle son in a car accident when he was 10 years old and for two years I didn’t have the heart to be actively involved, but the business kept right on going and checks kept coming each month.
We moved twice during that time. I met new friends. They wanted the products, so my business continued to grow. I say “my” business because Andy continued to work at his job and I was able to be a “stay-at-home” mom. Now I’m a stay-at-home grandma which has provided me many opportunities to enjoy my grandchildren.
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