In 1981, I began Ingrid's Jewelers as a one-window retail display in a small shop that was owned by a close friend in Daleville, Alabama. Little did I know that Ingrid's Jewelers would grow to become what it is today. I'm proud to live in the Wiregrass area of Southern Alabama. We made our home here after my husband Jerry retired from the U.S. Army. Daleville, Alabama is the Gateway to Fort Rucker and the home of Army Aviation. The U.S. Army has been my family for more than 60 years. Our daughter Kirsten married a career Army Officer and their three sons have served, or continue to serve our Army and our Country. Every day when a Fort Rucker Soldier visits the Castle, I'm reminded how great this country is because it produces such great American citizens.