This is an inspirational story about the life of a man who has had a very interesting and successful life. He has written his story to let the world know how he lived and survived, through 72 years of the 20th century and 15 years of the 21st. His story takes you through the poverty of the Dust Bowl of North Dakota, the winters of Minnesota, the rubble of war-torn Germany, the glamor and humor of Paris, the turmoil of Washington, DC, and retirement in North Carolina. In his travels he has passed through all of the contiguous 48 states of the US and most of the countries of Western Europe. He has been a farm hand, a soldier, a technical writer, a vagabond, a genealogist, a Sunday school teacher, a motivational speaker, a social worker, and most of all, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a great- grandfather. This book is about the places he has been, the tasks that he performed, and the people that he met along the way. The story is written in the format of an autobiography, with short stories included, to tell about the people and places that passed through his life.