|In 1961 I had served two years in the Army, had studied at the Arts Student
League, and the School of Visual Arts. And was working as a commercial artist
in New York. I had met Joann the year before and we were engaged and got
married the following year, November of '62. The spring of '63 I took a job
at a furniture company in New Hampshire designing their small furniture line
and producing their catalogues. December of that year our first son Everett
Jr. was born.
In 1965 I formed the partnership of Charters and Zebliski, builders of custom homes. This same spring our second son Christopher was born. In 1980 I became sick with Polycystic Kidneys and left my work partner of almost twenty years. I built a shop next to our farmhouse in Maine and started designing and building furniture. My condition worsened and in 1990 I received a Kidney transplant.
In 95 with both our sons living on the west coast, Joann and I decided to leave New England and in August we drove cross country to retire in California.
I returned to watercolor painting and have been moderately successful. I haven't run out of paint or paper yet. Joann has taken a serious interest in Holistic Medicine and works at Healing Arts.