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.
~If you were born Jan20 - Feb 8th You are an Otter ~
Otter: Jan 20 - Feb 18
A little quirky, and unorthodox, the Otter is a
hard one to figure sometimes. Perceived as unconventional, the Otter methods
aren't the first ones chosen to get the job done. This is a big mistake on the
part of others - because although unconventional, the Otter's methods are
usually quite effective. Yes, the Otter has unusual way of looking at things,
but he/she is equipped with a brilliant imagination and intelligence, allowing
him/her an edge over every one else. Often very perceptive and intuitive, the
Otter makes a very good friend, and can be very attentive. In a nurturing
environment the Otter is sensitive, sympathetic, courageous, and honest. Left
to his/her own devices, the Otter can be unscrupulous, lewd, rebellious, and
Garnet is Birthstone for January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of Marriage . The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,”
meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate.
Throughout time, there have been many ancient traditions and
legends about the garnet. In Medieval Times, the stones were thought to cure depression, protect against bad dreams, and
relieve diseases of the liver, as well as hemorrhages.
According to legend,
Noah used a finely cut, glowing garnet to illuminate the ark during those dark
wet days and nights. Hebrew writers include the garnet as one of the twelve
gems in Aaron’s breastplate. Christian tradition considered the blood-red
garnet as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice.
In Greek mythology, a pomegranate is referenced as a gift of
love and is associated with eternity. Nowadays, Garnet remains as a gift of
love and is traditionally given for the 19th anniversary of marriage. It may
also be used as a gift for two-year and six-year anniversaries.
Garnet is symbolic of a quick return and separated love, since Hades had given
a pomegranate to Persephone before she left him to ensure her speedy return.
Therefore, Garnet may be given to a beloved before embarking on a trip, as it
is believed to heal the broken bonds of lovers.