What a wonderful time to be alive!
I have been on an amazing adventure of discovery for eighty years. Let me share with you just a few of the many great things I have learned and or experienced.
I have lived through WWII, and seen the advent of the atomic age, jet aircraft, space travel, moon landing, the start of TV, computers from room size to handheld, the growth of internet. The list is really exhaustingly long but exhilarating to see and experience. Even the electric typewriter was a great leap forward.
I have witnessed the age of miracle drugs. From insulin, penicillin, sulfa-drugs, tranquilizers. Wow!
In grammar school the nurse gave me vaccinations for Smallpox, Typhus, diphtheria and whooping cough. Then one day I was given a cube of sugar with the Salk polio vaccine on it that may have kept me from living life in the dreaded iron-lung of the day.
In 1965 I bought a new Ford twin I-beam pickup truck. I had a custom built cab-over camper installed and away I went with my family to explore the west.
We camped on the top of a mountain at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado. One of the equipment tires on the truck went flat just as we pulled into camp. I then experienced the friendliness of the people camped nearby. They brought jacks and tools to changed my tire and without them we may have been marooned there indefinitely. The next morning we drove to Grand Junction, Co. to buy 4 heavy duty tires at the local Firestone store.
It seems that everything along my journey has been timed exactly so that I would be in the right place at the right time. There in that Firestone store on a wall full of TV’s we watched the first moon landing. That’s when I learned to be thankful even for flat tires!
On my journey of adventure and discovery I have seen life expectancy and quality grow amazingly. I look forward to each day as perhaps the day when something else new and exciting will make its debut onto the world stage. Now I am investing in robotics as it seems driverless cars and truck are on the way.
I would like to invite you to join me on this journey of adventure and discovery. Together we can experience many adventures from the past as well as those to come.
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