Born in 1919, Robert W. (Bob) Day looks back on the ten decades of his lifetime with wonder and gratitude.
While recognition and accolades for jobs well done followed him throughout his life, it was the adventures and the family, friends, and co-workers with whom he shared those adventures, that he remembers most.
As a youngster, Bob never expected his life beyond Leavenworth, Kansas to be full of life threatening moments nor moments of serene beauty stretching over four continents, but it was.
He never imagined warding off machine-gun-weilding revolutionaries, poisonous mambo snakes, nor a Prince intent on buying his daughter, but he did. He would have been surprised to know that more than once he would face death in a failing airplane, and live to tell the tale.
Bob recalls all this and more as he celebrates his 100 years of an adventurous life. Here, in his own words, is Bob's story as he remembers it in 2019.