Anna Michelle Collar was born August 26, 1980 in Powell, Wyoming and grew up in Darrouzett, Texas. Anna had a passion for life and a smile that lit up any room she entered. Her friends and family remember her as always going out of her way to help others. She was diagnosed with leukemia on October 14, 2004 and lost her battle on December 22, 2004.
Australian Aborigines believe they have lived in Australia since the dawn of creation. They view the opal as a spiritual stone, and their culture contains a wealth of mythology about opals. They claim the opal was left behind by an ancestor to symbolise his or her presence. One legend claims the Creator used a rainbow to come to Earth with a message of peace to all mankind. At the place where his foot touched the ground the stones became alive with opals, sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow.