BIOGRAPHY: CHARACTER EDNA ANN GARRETT
Mrs. Edna Garrett is is a sensible salt-of-the-earth type. Born and raised on a Wisconsin farm and not highly educated except to life, she loves to bake and give advice. She also has two sons, Raymond and Alex. She's divorced, her ex-husband is a vaudevillian and a compulsive gambler, which, is why she left him. In 1978 she was the housekeeper for the Drummond Family in Upstate New York to help Mr. Drummond take care of his two adopted sons, Arnold and Willis; and his daughter Kimberly. Upon visiting the school Kimberly attended (Eastland), she found that the dorm was needing a housemother as the place was in disaray. She then left the Drummonds in 1979 to become housemother at Eastland Academy in Peekskill, New York. In 1980, she was promoted to school dietian and took care of four (probationary) girls; Blair, Jo, Natalie, and Tootie.
Feeling tired and run down by the demands of Headmaster Mr. Parker, she left Eastland in 1983 and opened her own gourmet food shop (with the help of her son, Raymond) in Downtown Peekskill called Edna's Edibles and later enrolled in nearby Langley College in 1984. In 1985, Edna's Edibles was devastated by an electrical fire and decided to turn her gourmet food shop into a novelty store and joint partnership (Over Our Heads) with her close friends Natalie, Tootie, Blair, and Jo. In 1986, a former love Dr. Bruce Gain's visted Edna and she that year remarried him and left the United States to Africa to join the peace corps. Her sister, Beverly Ann, took her place as part owner of Over Our Heads. In 2001, feeling lost since her husband passed away, she moved back to the United States to work at Blair's Hotel (The Little Inn in Peekskill).
WHERE IS SHE TODAY?