This was basically written about the life of the author from his birth to his later years in life. It was inspired by his loving wife, Virginia, and his four great-grandsons. They gave him the "want to" and the desire to write about the many facets of his life, his beliefs, his lifestyle, and his ultimate desires in life. In many of the stories, his wife was with him and especially during his military career. The short stories were added for the purpose of letting his young great-grandsons know more about their other relatives in a humorous way and a couple of true stories by their mothers in a serious way.