I had a great time reading this book. I met Mr. Edwards at our local gym when he mentioned that he noticed I was always reading and he wondered how I decided what to read next. We chatted for some time and he let me know that he was having his first book published in December. I love to meet local authors and it was fun to touch base with every week to see what progress had been made. He brought me a picture of the cover they had decided on and it was touching to see how excited he was (well--who wouldn't be--to publish your first book when your in your 80's). During the holidays I missed him and then about 2 weeks ago, he scared me to death while I was reading a Dean Koontz novel--I just didn't hear him coming up behind me--and brought me a copy of his book. I finished it today and it strikes me that the book is much like the author--a beautiful example of a life well lived. Mr. Edwards enlisted in the army when he was only 15 and carried it off for over a year before they realized he was underage and sent him home. As soon as he was old enough he enlisted again and became a paratrooper, thinking that when they sent men to the moon, they'd have to have them parachute in. The book takes you through his entire military career, his meeting the love of his life and his second career choice. It is just a lovely memoir filled with good times, heartbreak, life choices and love of family.