This is a compilation of vignettes of things that have happened to members of our family. It is recollections of events and people and of their interactions. Most of these recollections and events are told with a touch of humor, but some of them are straightforward and of daily life and problems we all face.
These little stories are grouped around various events in the author’s life, such as childhood, children, Baker University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, various organizations for which he worked including the ministry, Union Steel Products, Michigan Standard Alloys, Echlin, Hi-Lex Controls, teaching at colleges and universities, and yes, even a bakery after retirement. There are some words about his prostate cancer, which after surgery and radiation therapy seems to be in remission—at least for now.
Some are about his difficulties and disillusionment with God, but God has won out largely or particularly through getting to know and love his wife. There are stories about both wives and the love and some of the troubles they had. The book ends with postscripts and some conclusions that are taken from the author’s life and thoughts.
This memoir is intended primarily for the four children as a Christmas present in 2013. Hopefully these recollections and concluding remarks will be interesting to others so they too will enjoy these memories of one family.