Sharing some thoughts: A personal look back. Woke at 3AM today, the day before Thanksgiving. Two hours of dreamily looking back to remember what I am thankful for. Two wonderful hardworking, moral and loving parents, who taught me the greatest gift... empathy. Grew up smart, sensitive and with great curiosity. Skated through school all the way to Bowdoin, with a full scholarship... grades yes, but helped by being a All American swimmer. (Had my choice of scholarships to 9 different schools.) Just lucky... Best Liberal Arts School in US and the World. All male school back then. Major in Psych, minor in German... but the best ... classes in Astronomy, Biology, Creative Writing, World Religions, Art Appreciation, Music, Calculus grrrr... Sociology, Military Science, Music, Physics, Philosophy, Economics, and more that I've forgotten. Framework for the next 60 years... loving every part of life. A sponge for old, new, and what's around the corner. Married right out of school to jeanie, friend from my childhood age 7, but never dated til My HS Senior Prom. Now 61 years of love and marriage. Next: After School, Army, then 30 years of management with Sears and Montgomery Ward. In all, we moved 22 times in 7 states, and 38 states US travel with work. Four great sons... we grew up together... (for me 30 years in Scouts) and back then... almost every weekend... camping, canoeing and exploring, with jeanie too, when we weren't with the Boy Scouts. Early retirement @ age 53... (cancer)... forced a decision to make the rest of life, the best. Non-stop action for 25 years... delightful social life of Illinois/Florida snowbirding and travel. Since 2012, happily settled in our senior community, in our 84th year... reasonably healthy and very happy. A few blips along the way, but ninety-nine plus percent...of what we could have ever hoped for. Two hours of sleepy, vivid, rememberings. Have you ever done that?